Internet providers ordered to block 15 torrent streaming sites by Federal Court

Fifteen piracy websites will be blocked in Australia after the Federal Court gave the green light to Foxtel’s latest bid to stop its shows being downloaded for free.

The pay TV company brought its third application seeking orders under section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 requiring respondents Telstra, Optus, TPG and 46 other internet service providers (ISPs) to block access within Australia to the piracy sites which use 28 different addresses.

Foxtel said the sites – HDO, HDEuropix, 123Hulu, Watch32, Sockshare, NewEpisodes, 1Movies, 5Movies, WatchFreeMovies and SeriesTop – infringe its copyright by offering free episodes of shows including Game of Thrones and prison drama Wentworth.

The judgment of Nicholas J can be read at this link.