LANDMARK DECISION ON BLOCKING ORDERS BY PUBLIC DNS PROVIDERS
A panel of three judges of the Court of Milan has dismissed Cloudflare’s appeal against a preliminary injunction requested by the records’ companies Sony, Universal and Warner for blocking users’ access to three notorious pirates BitTorrent sites through Cloudflare’s public DNS service, namely 188.8.131.52.. The users’ access has been already blocked by the local connectivity companies (i.e. Telcos) following the relevant AGCOM’s orders. The Court issued a “dynamic” interim injunction, meaning that DNS blocks shall also include any alias domain to be created by the BitTorrent websites in the future.
Some technical details of the implementation of the injunction order is still subject to the Court of Milan.