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Website blocking orders continue to proliferate in the UK and Ireland

September 19th, 2013


In the recent UK decision The Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Limited [2013] ECDR 14, the English High Court granted an order requiring the major UK ISPs to block a website known as FirstRow Sports, a portal website for streamed broadcasts of sporting events. This is one of the first decisions to block a website other than P2P filesharing sites such as The Pirate Bay. The FirstRow Sports website itself does not stream the content, which… Read more…