• UK Court Blocks Stream Aggregator’s Domain
  • July 29, 2013 | Authors: Sarah Byrt; Mark A. Prinsley
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown International LLP - London Office
  • The latest in a line of cases in which English courts have ordered ISPs to block the domains of peer-to-peer websites showing pirated material has now applied the same principles to a hugely successful stream aggregator of sports content. This kind of remedy - against ISPs rather than the site’s operators - is used when the operators of the site are hard to track down or, as in the Newzbin 2 case, where they ignore the injunction against them and move their servers offshore. The ISPs tend not to object, but the rights owner still has to prove its case.