17 More Torrent And Streaming Sites Foxtel Wants ISPs To Block

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Foxtel is not happy y'all keep pirating Game of Thrones. The Pay TV provider wants Optus, Telstra, TPG and Vocus to block 17 more websites from Australian access.

Taking full advantage of Australia's new-ish anti-piracy laws, here are the new sites Foxtel wants blocked.

  • YesMovies
  • Vumoo
  • LosMovies
  • CartoonHD
  • Putlocker
  • Watch Series 1
  • Watch Series 2
  • Project Free TV 1
  • Project Free TV 2
  • Watch Episodes
  • Watch Episode Series
  • Watch TV Series
  • The Dare Telly
  • Putlocker9.is
  • Putlocker9.to
  • Torlock
  • 1337

As reported by Computerworld, the application for the court injunction was filed in May, and a case management hearing was held on Friday.

This isn't Foxtel's first request to have sites blocked - The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound and IsoHunt are now blocked under the new laws, as is Solar Movie due to a Village Roadshow application. A joint application by Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music alongside APRA AMCOS saw Kickass Torrents blocked in April.

Village Roadshow have an application currently under review to block 41 websites:

  • 123Movies
  • Alluc
  • Bitsnoop
  • Couchtuner
  • Demonoid
  • Extra.to
  • ExtraTorrent.cc
  • EYNY
  • EZTV
  • FMovies
  • GenVideos
  • Hdmovieswatch
  • Icefilms
  • Kinogo
  • KissCartoon
  • Limetorrents
  • MegaShare
  • Movie4k
  • Phimmoi
  • Piratebay.to
  • PrimeWire
  • Putlocker.ch
  • Putlocker.plus
  • Putlocker.run
  • Putlockers.vip
  • Rarbg
  • RIsbb
  • Shush
  • Softarchive
  • Spacemov
  • Tehparadox
  • Torrent Downloads
  • TorrentProject
  • Viooz
  • WatchFree
  • WatchSeries
  • Xemphimso
  • Xmovies8.org
  • XMovies8.tv
  • Yify Torrent
  • YTS

Foxtel's latest case will be heard in Federal Court on 8 August.

It's Laughably Easy To Circumvent Australia's Torrent Site Blocking

Yesterday, the first practical application of Australia's site-blocking laws was used to block websites apparently used for illegitimate file sharing of copyrighted materials. The block, which will be implemented within a fortnight by some of Australia's largest ISPs, will prevent Australian users from accessing the sites. In theory, this is a big win for the country's rightsholders. In practice, it is ridiculously easy to get around any block that could be implemented, illustrating how inadequate and poorly conceived the government's site-blocking legislation is.

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    Thanks for the new list of websites to use, foxtel!

      Haha! Exactly what I was thinking, best news all day!!

        I hope these sites will continue to benefit torrent lovers but its important to use VPN which encrypts the internet traffic. because ISPs and data snoopers keep eye on these websites all the time.

      hahaha they are silly muppets arent they

    Yeah still waiting for my ISP to block piratebay lol

      The cases are only against the big 3 - Telstra, Optus and TPG (thus iinet, internode etc)

    Hrmm... Didn't know most of these..

    I remember a while back Australia proposed an internet filter for child pornography and one of their biggest fears was that the list of sites would be released to the public of which would increase interest in the blacklist sites even though an individual would probably never be interest in them.

    Well the list was released and these sites starting crashing because they became immediately popular... So blocking sites is really only going to give people more choices to pirate media..

    Extatorrent has already shutdown so no point blocking that!

    *sent via my VPN :)

      Don't even need a VPN to circumvent this, simply changing DNS settings is enough.

      On the plus side, this shows ISPs are putting in the minimum effort to comply with the orders. "Well we tried! We really did!"

      The question is, do they check each site just before the block is in place? Otherwise the new owner of the site is going to be blocked for no reason and will hopefully be able to unblock without too much trouble.

    Of course the so-called rights holders already know it's easy to circumvent an ISP block. This is probably just the first step.

    Next is probably something like charging people with wilfully engaging in copyright infringement specifically because they are using a VPN to circumvent an ISP block (or, more likely, petitioning courts to force ISPs to do deep-packet inspections.)

      Any sort of packet inspection at the ISP level wouldn't be feasible (especially with our NBN nightmare) It would cost A LOT of money if possible at all without australia's internet grinding to a crawl. Also it doesn't matter how "deep" their packet inspection is when a VPN is used correctly. all they'd see would be encrypted data. You might get a DNS /ipv6 leak of somekind for a lot of users but even then you can only really see where they are going and no tangible evidence of what is being downloaded or seeded ,etc. but i do agree this is the first step for them. like maybe it's on purpose you can circumvent this mostly by changing your DNS ie not encrypted and then go after those people in court ,etc.

    lol 123movies has already changed.

    for every one taken down, 3 will take is place.

      Not sure whether Australia's laws and blocks have much to do with that though. More likely US or European actions are affecting the sites that are closing than Australian actions.

    They're doing nothing to fix the root problem.
    We want content at the same time as the rest of the world and increased competition in our market by banning geoblocking.

      But if they don't geoblock, they can't overcharge you for the privilege of having access to the content. :'( /s

      But srsly, they don't give a flying f*ck about what we want, as long as they're still getting paid. They function on the outdated 'if it's not broken, why fix it?' mindset instead of innovating and experimenting to come up with new and better revenue streams.
      They'll keep going around the mountain until they can be bothered to pull their collective heads out of their own asses and see that there's better ways of doing things.

      you cant use that excuse any more, its been years since Foxtel has been fast tracking stuff. there are only a few rare instances like the 100 where they havent. What they dont fast track Stan or Netflix do. if you dont like their price that is one thing, but you arent entitled to free premium tv in life, dont like the price, wait.

      the days of the "I was only shop lifting because I was hungry" or "I only killed that guy cos he told me to git gud" excuses are gone, we get pretty much most big tv shows fast track these days.

        I'm going to apologise in advance as your comment really just annoys me.

        I, for one, don't like the price. I really despise the business model, so no, I can use that excuse you seem to dislike anytime I wish. I, and many, many others stopped waiting a decade or more ago. I am very tempted to say 'suck my d...' to you and those apologists amongst you, but that would be both childish and counter productive.

        I love the fact that downloading is forcing the industry to change. Its not as though artists will somehow disappear without the distribution industry. They will (the artists), over time, regain the control they lost in the 1920's and 30's, by the very same west coast American pirate companies who are today crying foul. You may find their history interesting reading, the parallels being somewhat ironic.

        So, once again no. It really is long past time for a reckoning and if ripping off the majors destroys their industry, all good, because as I've said, the artists aren't going away.

        Last edited 17/07/17 1:40 am

          yeah and you think downloading torrents is going to smite those huge companies. pfttt hardly, it doesnt damage them and it doesnt offend personally. it doesnt make them go "omg these people are right, we are the monsters, we should redeem ourselves". Hardly. The torrent numbers just help them solidify their power and give them justification to impose internet censorship. All your piracy stance has done to Foxtel is motivated them into to a legally justified series of court cases and forced our internet to be censored.

          So well done, they have been put in their place.

          PS it is not about being an apologist. It is about being an adult who sees two options. 1) see the price of something, weigh up whether I can afford it and are willing to spend it. Get a LUXURY what I want legally. 2) see the price, say "screw that" steal creative content that doesnt belong to me because I think quality tv is a NECESSITY. Break the Law. OOOPS 3) wait a few weeks for said content to become cheaper, on say itunes, on a different platform that I am willing support. Everyone wins.

            who watches tv anymore? I haven't watched tv for years, there are much much better rewarding activities than tv. This isnt the flintstones and this isn't the american tv binging deadbeat dad family.

            And if you are pro corporate, especially american corporate activities, I work in healthcare and research, the major drug companies aka those with the greatest duty of care to their consumers already treat people like trash, (such as knowingly distributing aids infected diabetic insulin to ten of thousands of people) then you are no better than those pirates you claim to belittle.

            stop watching tv, its a luxury. Do something better with your time like being with people and being a maker.

    So how long before the courts just say 'hey this is really a waste of our time, you better cough up some more cash to pay for continuing to come back every two months or so" There are new sites every week, so the courts will be kept busy for a long long time.

    What a very useful way to drive folk to IP spoofing or VPN usage.

    Not that I need to yet of course as all (existing) sites remain available via my very mainstream ISP; some requiring minor tweeking. I've used IP spoofing for about 15 years or so. Haven't bothered lately, after a recent upgrade.

    For the uninitiated, and in its very simplest form, spoofing is where your ISP can only see you accessing one IP address. This IP address does the redirection to your site of choice, essentially masking your activity. Its only a mask though as deep packet sniffing will pull apart your activity. As others have said, this is logistically, and therefore financially impossible for a business to manage, even well into the future of internet surveillance for most would be deep throat analysts. In summary, get a warning, go VPN.

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