Premier League granted 'game-changing' order against ISPs

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 27, 2017

The English Premier League has obtained a High Court order requiring UK (ISPs) to block servers that are hosting illegal streams of its football matches.

"We are pleased the Courts have recognised this with the granting of this significant blocking Order".

According to Torrentfreak, the Premier League obtained a similar order towards the end of the 2016/17 season which resulted in 5,000 illegal streams being blocked. Rather than stopping end-users, the injunction allows the Premier League to force service providers such as Sky, Virgin, BT and more to halt the source of illegal football streams in real-time.

The Premier League have said this is the "biggest ever crackdown" on illegal streams and it will come into effect for the start of the 2017/18 season which is due to start on 12 August.

Football fans who illegally watch Premier League matches on Kodi boxes could have their internet cut off thanks to a new High Court blocking order.

In what is being called "the largest ever crackdown on illegal streams", the order will target users of "Kodi boxes" and other software which searches for illicit or foreign streams.

"The protection of our copyright, and the investment made by our broadcast partners, is hugely important to the Premier League and the future health of English football".

In a recent post attacking "Kodi box" sellers and pirate add-ons, the platform's volunteer developers outlined new steps meant to clean up the software, while also sending a stern message to befuddled users asking for official tips on how to fix broken, illegal extensions.

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