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Introduction

In the UK, the first legal order to block access to unlicensed streaming service servers has been granted, effectively paving the way for rights holders to extend the use of blocking orders far beyond their current reach.

Highlights

  • Problematic for rights holders is the fact that unlicensed digital music and media content distribution has moved beyond simple distribution from a website and now involves streaming through settop boxes, media players, and mobile device apps. This shift means that any illegal services that make available unlicensed content cannot be prevented from doing so by website blocking.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the UK High Court's order to ISPs to block illegal streaming service servers.
  • The note assesses the reasoning behind the decision and how it could be extended to all kinds of streamed media content.

Key questions answered

  • Why has the UK High Court granted an order to block unlicensed streaming servers?
  • What are the implications of the decision for the music industry?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • High court grants live-streaming blocking order
  • Background to the FAPL application
  • Details of the order

Appendix

  • Author

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