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Movie Industry Wants Irish ISPs To Block Pirate Movie Streaming Portals (torrentfreak.com) 55

The Motion Picture Association is trying to have three popular streaming portals blocked by Irish Internet providers. In a new court case, the movie studios describe movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to as massive copyright infringement hubs, with each offering thousands of infringing movies. From a TorrentFreak report: RTE reports that the MPA's fresh blocking demands are targeting a total of eight ISPs -- Eir, Sky Ireland, Vodafone Ireland, Virgin Media Ireland, Three Ireland, Digiweb, Imagine Telecommunications and Magnet Networks. Based on yesterday's hearing it appears to be only a matter of time before the three sites will be blocked. None of the ISPs have raised principle objections against a court determination in this case. That said, reports suggest that there are still a few finer details that have to be worked out, which could include issues regarding costs and the technical implementation.
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Movie Industry Wants Irish ISPs To Block Pirate Movie Streaming Portals

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  • by Unknown User ( 4795349 ) on Tuesday February 07, 2017 @01:23PM (#53819701)

    Otherwise my girlfriend will get very, very angry, and I'm going to be the one who has to 'fix' the streaming for her *again*...

    (Before someone asks: No, the obscure old TV series she likes to watch are not available for purchase where we live.)

    • Otherwise my girlfriend will get very, very angry, and I'm going to be the one who has to 'fix' the streaming for her *again*...

      That's pretty condescending towards your girlfriend, oh wise wizard of all things computer. If finding a new stream is simply a matter of a 'fix' to you (*again* suggests you have done this at least once before) then you are also a drama queen. Sheesh.

    • Everything on TV, past and present, isn't your fucking property.

  • Dat's where dah Debil stays!
  • by Anonymous Coward

    All the "celebrities" taking political stands these days has turned into a nice money saving opportunity. Bring on the torrents!

  • by Lemmeoutada Collecti ( 588075 ) <obereon&gmail,com> on Tuesday February 07, 2017 @01:40PM (#53819833) Homepage Journal
    Where one falls, two shall rise in its place.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Im Irish and a big Trump supporter.
      From my cold dead hands will they take my piracy and privacy. Theres always a way.

      Not paying sh** for movies at exorbitant prices to fuel my other halfs interest in liberal holywood BS movies.

    • ... with even more pop-up, redirect and page ads.
    • I read this almost at the exact same time as I heard someone on the news say "Jamais deux sans three" (Never two without three).

  • by karlandtanya ( 601084 ) on Tuesday February 07, 2017 @01:50PM (#53819923)

    For those who haven't heard the joke (it's an old one):

    Tommy O’Connor went to confession and said, “Forgive me father for I have sinned.”
    “What have you done, Tommy O’Connor?”
    “I had sex with a girl.”
    ”Who was it, Tommy?”
    “I cannot tell you father, please forgive me for my sin.”
    ”Was it Mary Margaret Sullivan?”
    “No father, please forgive me for my sin but I cannot tell you who it was.”
    “Was it Catherine Mary McKenzie?”
    “No father, please forgive me for my sin.”
    “Well then it has to be Sarah Martha O’Keefe.”
    “No father, please forgive me, I cannot tell you who it was.”
    ”Okay, Tommy go say 5 Hail Mary’s and 4 Our Fathers and you will be absolved of your sin.”

    So Tommy walked out to the pews where his friend Joseph was waiting.

    “What did ya get?” asked Joseph.
    “Well I got 5 Hail Mary’s, 4 Our Fathers, and 3 good leads.”

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Go to court specifically for each site and rule specifically for each site. Proof required of infringement. That is how it should be handled instead of blanket shutdowns upon simple requests.

    Then the plaintiff should pay all legal costs of the ISP as well as execution costs.

    • Go to court specifically for each site and rule specifically for each site. Proof required of infringement. That is how it should be handled instead of blanket shutdowns upon simple requests.

      Then the plaintiff should pay all legal costs of the ISP as well as execution costs.

      I was thinking the ISP should reason like this
      "Obviously the MPA think these movies are worth a lot of money. So they should be willing to PAY A LOT OF MONEY for us to block access to them. Ca-ching! $$$$$$$"

      and then charge them the same amount the MPA claim to be losing to piracy.

  • The rest of the world wants ISP all over the globe to finally block the Movie industry from interfering with our streaming.

  • by OneHundredAndTen ( 1523865 ) on Tuesday February 07, 2017 @02:48PM (#53820413)
    I did not know about those sites. I will make sure to bookmark them. Thanks, MPA.
  • by jenningsthecat ( 1525947 ) on Tuesday February 07, 2017 @04:03PM (#53820977)

    Most folks here probably wouldn't have known about these three sites had they not been given free publicity courtesy of the MPAA!

  • ... anyway.

    Owners can play whack-a-mole through the courts, but binary is public domain and don't give a shit.

    As soon as IP is digitized, it's in the public domain "est quod est."

    --

    Know what's smarter than a mother fucker with a computer?

    Another mother fucker with a computer. ~ © 2017 CaptainDork

  • Although Arkell v. Pressdram was a libel case in Egland, the principle is still applicable here.

    Namely, what would happen if the ISPs told the MPAA to fuck off?

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"

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