Commentary

40.5.11 Publishers Association takes action on behalf of book publishers

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40.5.11 Publishers Association takes action on behalf of book publishers

| Commentary

40.5.11 Publishers Association takes action on behalf of book publishers

On 26 May 2015, for the first time, book publishers represented by the Publishers Association, sought and obtained an order under Section 97A of the 1988 Act for a blocking order against the main UK ISPs in relation to seven websites found to contain substantial amounts of infringing content1. All of the seven websites are based overseas and have been infringing copyright on a massive scale. The sites which are subject to the blocking order are: AvaxHome; Ebookee; Freebookspot; Freshwap; Libgen; Bookfi; and Bookre. The action was supported

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