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Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Story : https://torrentfreak.com/cloudflare-asks-court-to-vacate-moot-pirate-site-blocki





Representing various major record labels, the RIAA filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull in 2015.

Last year a Florida federal court sided with the RIAA, awarding the labels more than $22 million in damages. In addition, it issued a permanent injunction which allowed the RIAA to take over the site’s domain names.

Despite the multi-million dollar verdict, MP3Skull continued to operate using a variety of new domain names, which were subsequently targeted by the RIAA’s legal team. As the site refused to shut down, the RIAA eventually moved up the chain targeting CDN provider Cloudflare with the permanent injunction.

The RIAA argued that Cloudflare was operating “in active concert or participation” with the pirates. Cloudflare objected and argued that the DMCA shielded the company from the broad blocking requirements. However, the court ruled that the DMCA doesn’t apply in this case, opening the door to widespread anti-piracy filtering.







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