Italy has started blocking the domains of Bittorrent,uploaders and file sharing sites.This has been done after the company complained about the cartoon was illegally shared on the internet.The Prosecutor on the complaint has ordered to block Rapidgator, Nowvideo, VideoPremium and many other websites.
After the order the websites are inaccessible in Italy after getting blocked at the ISP level. The prosecutor has shown an intention of repeating the same at international level to protect the legal content.This is bigger than US homeland operation of seizing 70 domains in 2010.
Fulvio Sarzana, a lawyer with the Sarzana and Partners law firm specializing in Internet and copyright disputes, is concerned by the developments.He said
I think that operations like this one could jeopardize freedom of speech, and endanger legitimate web sites, being also a risk for the civil liberties. Copyright cannot be considered as a more essential right than freedom of expression, or a more important matter than a free and open internet.
The list of the seized domains is
Source Torrent Freak