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Vietnam: Is site blocking the solution to online piracy?

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:21 am

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Websites offering pirated content can inflict tremendous damage on copyright holders, but due to the simplicity of sharing digital content in today's high-speed, always-connected online environment, copyright protection is a serious challenge for both rights holders and government authorities.

Copyright owners such as professional sports leagues, movie studios, and legitimate streaming sites are increasingly turning to site blocking, which targets internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent users accessing websites hosting pirated content. In many countries around the world, this has become a common approach to protecting the legitimate rights of copyright holders.

In Vietnam, although paid streaming services are gaining a foothold, online copyright infringement and pirated content are still widespread. Site blocking may offer a possible alternative for rights holders in the fight against online piracy.

While not explicitly stated in Vietnamese law, the obligations of ISPs to block access to pirated content are implied or suggested in various legal documents:

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