Following a new High Court order six UK ISPs are now required to block access to YIFY-Torrents, PrimeWire, Vodly, WatchFreeMovies and Project Free TV. The blocks were requested by the movie industry and are part of an ongoing effort to make all popular “piracy” sites unavailable in the country. Since Internet providers are no longer protesting the requests, copyright holders now have carte blanche to expand the blocklist with new sites.
Roughly three years ago nobody had ever heard of YIFY but today the movie release group is one of the most recognizable movie piracy brands on the Internet. Unlike Scene or P2P groups who strive to be the first to leak a pirated movie, YIFY’s motivation is to cater to pirates with a wide range of easily accessible titles. Talking to TorrentFreak, the group’s founder explains why.
The movie industry has won yet another blocking case against the UK’s major Internet providers. The order, which has not been published in public, requires the ISPs to block subscriber access to EZTV and YIFY-Torrents. Movie industry group FACT informs TorrentFreak that this latest blocking round will not be the last, and they will continue to target sites that enable “mass access to infringing content.”