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French Court Orders Browsers to Block Searches to Some Streaming Sites

Another effort to try to block online piracy

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have been told by France's High Court to prevent netizens from using their portals to search for 16 video-streaming websites.

A number of French ISPs were also told to block access to sites such as allostreaming and Fifostream over their networks.

As ever, such action will not outright stop users from hunting down illegally shared content online, but the court order makes things a tiny bit tougher for naive types in France who aren't aware of simple workarounds.

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