Foxtel backs Federal Court’s decision to block 127 domain names associated with piracy

Subscription television service Foxtel has supported the Federal Court’s decision to block an additional 127 domain names which are associated with piracy.

Some of Australia’s largest ISPs including TPG, Optus and Vocus will block streaming sites and domain names including Yes Movies, Vumoo, Los Movies, Cartoon HD, Putlocker, Watch Series 1, Watch Series 2, Project Free TV, Watch Episodes, Watch Episode Series, Watch TV Series, The Dare TV,, and Torlock.

In December last year Foxtel welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to block five piracy websites The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, Torrent Hound, IsoHunt and SolarMovie.

Foxtel is the provider of HBO’s Game of Thrones – a show which has been heavily pirated in the past

Peter Tonagh, Foxtel’s chief executive, said: ““Foxtel welcomes today’s judgment as another critical step in combating online piracy, which continues to undermine Australia’s creative industry.

“The government’s passage of the site-blocking legislation, and the court’s continued willingness to impose site-blocking orders, illustrates the gravity of the threat and the concern we should all have about protecting the hard work of the actors, writers, directors and production teams involved in creating the programming we all love.

“Foxtel believes in the importance of educating people that accessing pirated content is not a victimless crime and we will continue to do our part in shedding light on the seriousness of intellectual property theft, while simultaneously helping to ensure our content is available quickly, easily and at a price that suits their budgets.”

The court action comes as Creative Content Australia launches its ‘The price of piracy’ campaign which consists of a 45-second video and

The video explains the dangers of piracy including stolen credit card details, viruses, identity theft and spyware.

“Spending a few bucks” to view your content is offered as the solution.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.