PSOE, PP, and Ciudadanos approved on February 21 the reform of the 1996 Intellectual Property Law, thus putting the new “Sinde Law” on the table. This meant that, from that moment on, the intervention of a judge would not be necessary to block or close web pages.
This was not the case of the five websites blocked by Vodafone, Orange and Movistar, as a precautionary measure imposed by the Commercial Court number nine of Barcelona. Thus, we are facing the third time that the three large operators have been forced to block access to certain websites, after having to do so with HDFull and Repelis in 2018, and with several torrent pages in January of this same year.
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All pages that are blocked
Said precautionary measures have forced Vodafone, Movistar and Orange to block any domain, subdomain or IP address that facilitate access to the following pages.
The blockade is imposed after a lawsuit at the hands of the film studios Columbian, Disney, Paramount, Fox, Universal and Warner, main majors of cinema internationally. In order to continue fighting against unlicensed content, the current situation has been reached.
It is not the first time that the Barcelona court has sentenced the blocking of several web pages related to the downloading of content without a license
These types of pages have already left us more examples of blocking. In January we said that several download websites were blocked by order of the Mercantile Court number one of Barcelona, following a lawsuit at the hands of the Association for the Management of Intellectual Property Rights.
Some pages like Elitetorrent have decided to change the domain to bypass the operators’ blocking. In this way, they make the old address no longer relevant, redirecting traffic to the “new” website. As for the rest of the portals, they have lost the battle against the court, although there are several alternatives to continue enjoying unlicensed content (for now).