yet another crackdown on unrepresented off shore sites.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40976600
Australia's federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites.
The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker.
A total of 160 domains have been blocked in two orders, including alternative routes to the Pirate Bay.
The blockades were requested by film studio Village Roadshow and Australian broadcaster Foxtel.
Many pirate websites are already banned in Australia, with the two new court cases bringing the total number of domains blocked in the country to 340.
As always the orders are granted simply because there is no one resident in Australia to refute the wild and outlandish claims made by the movie and music mafia, it's common practice when reporting news correctly to state the order was granted "ex parte" and thus uncontested akin to me suing the man in the moon for lighting up the night sky, looks good in the headlines but a pretty lame effort in the long run.