Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

Italian authorities and the local music industry are continuing their war on piracy, resulting in a new blockade of two frequently visited BitTorrent sites. The Vallo della Lucania Court just issued an injunction that requires all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net and Torrents.net The investigation that led to the blockade was carried out by the Agropoli Fiscal Police office, with assistance from the music industry anti-piracy unit FPM. An investigation into the identities of the sites’ owners is still ongoing. According to the prosecution TorrentReactor has an average of 600,000 Italian users who generate 4 millions page views per month. In total 14% of the site’s users come from Italy. A technical investigation further revealed that the site indexes 1,695,907 copyrighted files. Torrents.net is claimed to have an average of 320,000 Italian users with 3 million page views per month, which translates to 12% of the site’s total visitors.

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Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Net News

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