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British ISPs to block file-sharing sites accused of aiding piracy

A court order to block two file-sharing sites accused of aiding piracy will be carried out by British ISPs in a matter of weeks, it has been announced.

The order to block access to torrenting sites EZTV and YIFY was made last week, and is expected to be carried out shortly by ISPs.

Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) in conjunction with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) initiated the action, reported file-sharing news site Torrent Freak.

It added that the High Court decision followed efforts by Fact and the MPA to contact the owners of both sites with voluntary cease and desist notices, but received no response.

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The two sites are the latest to be blocked for allegedly aiding piracy.

Pirate Bay was blocked by ISPs in May 2012, and in March 2013 file-sharing sites KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy were also blocked by the High Court.

A Fact spokesman announced other measures to target offending websites, including targeting advertisers some sites rely on for funding, and to prevent payments reaching the sites.

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