53 piracy websites blocked in battle to curb copyright breach

The Pirate Bay and Solarmovie.sc are two out of the 53 piracy websites that have been blocked in Singapore.
The Pirate Bay and Solarmovie.sc are two out of the 53 piracy websites that have been blocked in Singapore.PHOTOS: THE PIRATE BAY, SOLARMOVIE

Fifty-three piracy websites, including The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and Solarmovie.sc have been blocked in Singapore following the most sweeping action taken by copyright holders here in more than a decade.

Last month, the Singapore High Court ordered Internet service providers (ISPs) Singtel, StarHub, M1, MyRepublic and ViewQwest to block these 53 sites, which were found to be "flagrantly infringing" intellectual property.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2018, with the headline '53 piracy websites blocked in battle to curb copyright breach'. Subscribe