Hollywood Teams Up to Widen Swedish Pirate Bay Blockade

Several major Hollywood studios including Disney, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros, have teamed up with Swedish movie business to widen the local Pirate Bay blockade. Together they want Telia, Sweden’s largest ISP, to block The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, Nyafilmer, and Fmovies, as soon as possible.

The previous year, Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal ordered local Internet provider Bredbandsbolaget to block The Pirate Bay and streaming site Swefilmer.

The rogue torrent site blocked on its home turf was seen as a victory, but it only covered a subsection of Swedish Internet subscribers.

This week, a coalition of major film companies hopes to widen the scope. The Swedish Film Industry, Nordisk Film, Disney Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and many other companies are dragging Internet provider Telia to court.

The lawsuit filed on Monday and documented by Ny Teknik requested Sweden’s largest Internet provider to block access to a selection of pirate sites. They include The Pirate Bay, Dreamfilm, Nyafilmer, and Fmovies, as well as many related proxies and mirror sites.

“Telia currently provides its subscribers with unrestricted access to these illegal services, thereby enabling these illegal services to utilize Telia’s Internet service to infringe the rights of rights-holders and others,” the complaint reads.

The movie companies reckon that Telia has a market share of roughly 36% of all Swedish Internet subscribers. Additionally, they’ve said the ISP has the tools to block these infringing sites, which would be both proportional and practical, in line with EU regulation.

This isn’t the first blocking lawsuit in Sweden, but the movie companies are using a different approach this time.

It is similar to Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN’s approach last year in the Netherlands where the complaint asks for a preliminary ruling, so the blockades can be implemented before the case is fully litigated.

The movie companies request the blocking of the pirate services as a whole and not just the domains that are in use now.

They argue that without this option “the rights holders will have to burden the legal system with repeated blocking requests if and when the operators behind the illegal services change domain names.”

Telia has not responded yet at the time of writing. Last year when copyright holders asked Telia to block The Pirate Bay, it had replied that it would only do so after a court order.

 

Top Ten Most Pirated Movies On BitTorrent This Week – 28/05/2018

The 10 most downloaded movies this week on BitTorrent – 28/05/2018 are here. The top three for this week is ‘Deadpool 2′, followed by Avengers: Infinity War’, and ‘Black Panther’ rounds in the top three.

There are three newcomers this week.

The most downloaded movie this week is Deadpool 2.

Every movie in the list given below is Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDRip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

THIS WEEK’S MOST DOWNLOADED MOVIES ARE:

Movie Rank

Rank Last Week Movie Name IMDb Rating / Trailer
1 (3) Deadpool 2 (HDTS) 8.2 / Trailer
2 (2) Avengers: Infinity War (HDCam) 8.8 / Trailer
3 (4) Black Panther 7.5 / Trailer
4 (1) Pacific Rim: Uprising 5.8 / Trailer
5 N/A A Quiet Place ( Subbed HDRip) 8.0Trailer
6 (7) Ready Player One 7.8 / Trailer
7 N/A Death Wish (Subbed HDRip) 6.4 / Trailer
8 (8) 12 Strong 6.6 / Trailer
9 N/A Gringo 6.0 / Trailer
10 (5) Red Sparrow

6.6 / Trailer

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies On BitTorrent This Week – 21/05/2018

The 10 most downloaded movies this week on BitTorrent – 21/05/2018 are here. The top three for this week is ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, followed by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and ‘Deadpool 2’ rounds in the top three.

There are two newcomers this week.

The most downloaded movie this week is Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Every movie in the list given below is Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDRip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

THIS WEEK’S MOST DOWNLOADED MOVIES ARE:

Movie Rank Rank Last Week Movie Name IMDb Rating/Trailer
1 N/A Pacific Rim: Uprising 5.8/Trailer
2 (2) Avengers: Infinity War (HDCam) 9.1/Trailer
3 N/A Deadpool 2 (HDTS) 8.3/Trailer
4 (1) Black Panther 7.9/Trailer
5 (7) Red Sparrow 6.7/Trailer
6 (3) Game Night 7.3/Trailer
7 (4) Ready Player One 7.8/Trailer
8 (6) 12 Strong 6.8/Trailer
9 (8) Den of Thieves 7.0/Trailer
10 (9) Thor: Ragnarok 7.9/Trailer