Italy blocks 27 sites suspected of aiding file-sharing

Italian authorities have recently ordered that XXIV file-sharing websites be blocked in Italia, the most important such move since yank authorities appropriated over eighty domain names in 2010.

The blockage—which occurred at the DNS level and may be routed around—was ordered (Google Translate) by the general public prosecuting officer of Rome. It seems to possess been instated because the results of the alleged misappropriated downloading of the 2011 French film “A Monster in Paris,” that was free in Italian cinemas late last year and has since popped au fait some file-sharing sites.

“The plaintiff company can naturally have their reasons, however one wonders why twenty seven [sites] that compile millions and many users are rendered inaccessible in their entireness,” wrote (Google Translate) Fulvio Sarzana, associate degree Italian lawyer United Nations agency has delineated similar sites within the past.

The full list of blocked sites includes,,,, and twenty three others.

The United States’ “Operation in Our Sites” spearheaded similar domain seizures in 2010, and a minimum of one legislator has raised serious questions on the legitimacy of the program.