CAP commends Singapore High court for latest order to block 20 illegal streaming sites

SINGAPORE, April 17 (Bernama): The Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has commended the Singapore High Court for its latest Order to block another 20 illegal streaming sites and associated domains responsible for the distribution of illegally streamed content in Singapore.

According to CAP, the Order is the latest in an ongoing campaign by its members, BBC Studios, LaLiga, the Premier League, and TVB International, that has seen the blocking of almost 300 pirate sites in the last few years.

"In blocking access to these illegal streaming sites, Courts are not only protecting the rights of content holders, but just as importantly continuing to educate and protect consumers who are often unknowingly exposed to viruses and malicious content when accessing illegal sites.

"These include malware that can access a user’s sensitive data such as banking details,” said CAP’s general manager, Matthew Cheetham in a statement today.

Cheetam noted that protecting content and providing easy access to legitimate sources go hand in hand.

"There are now a multitude of ways in which consumers can easily and affordably access legal content, and in doing so protect themselves from the risks associated in accessing pirate sites,” Cheetham said.

Under the Court Order, Internet Service Providers must disable access to these illegal sites and their associated domains, said CAP.

The illegal streaming sites were offering access to some of the most sought-after content including premium sports, drama, and entertainment. - Bernama

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