Singapore allows dynamic site blocking in landmark court ruling

ISPs which were ordered in May to block 53 piracy websites must now also block other Web addresses that link to those sites when MPAA asks for it. The piracy sites carry a host of TV shows and films like Avengers: Infinity War.
ISPs which were ordered in May to block 53 piracy websites must now also block other Web addresses that link to those sites when MPAA asks for it. The piracy sites carry a host of TV shows and films like Avengers: Infinity War.PHOTO: DISNEY-MARVEL

Any Web address linking to blocked piracy sites can now be blocked as well

Copyright holders have scored a landmark victory in Singapore with an unprecedented court order allowing any Web address linked to blocked piracy websites to be blocked too.

Last Thursday, the High Court issued the order for "dynamic site blocking" in favour of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore allows dynamic site blocking in landmark court ruling'. Print Edition | Subscribe