Italian Anti-Piracy Blockade Takes Legit Sites Offline

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Last week we reported that the Italian cybercrime police shut down several file-sharing websites.

The sites, which were connected by ownership, offered links to torrents and files hosted on cyberlockers.

However, the actions were not without collateral damage.

According to reports from the Italian media two perfectly legal sites were taken out by the DNS blockade also.

The sites in question, italianstylewebsite.net and freeplayclub.org, were apparently taken down by mistake.

Italianstyle is a discussion forum and freeplayclub a site dedicated to games.

The owner of freeplayclub explains that he was never notified by the government and that he initially thought their was a problem with their DNS.

If and when the issues will be resolved is unknown at this point, but the sites remain accessible via a proxy site.

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