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Sky Blocks Pirate Sites With Traffic Analysis and Google Cloud

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:22 am

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Sky is required to block pirates sites after the Premier League obtained an order from the High Court. While the ISP was a defendant in that case, it appears that as a broadcaster it's prepared to push the boat out to protect its own football subscription revenues. According to a new report, Sky is using Google Cloud to crunch 500 billion data records to continuously identify pirate sites.

During March 2017, the Premier League obtained a blocking injunction from the High Court which compelled ISPs including BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media to block ‘pirate’ football streams in real-time.

Due to its reported success, the Premier League applied for a second order which was handed down in July 2017. It ran from August 12, 2017 to May 13, 2018 and contained a renewal clause. The Premier League was successful in its latest application, obtaining a new order from the High Court last week.

This extension applies to BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, with all of the ISPs required to work with the Premier League to stop pirate content from reaching their subscribers. While all will do so, it’s clear that some are a little keener than others.

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