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Oz Music Seeks To Restrict Access To Kickass Torrents

A number of the world’s largest record companies have called for application of the Australian Government’s new legislation for blocking piracy Web sites to restrict access to torrent site Kickass Torrents.

Legislation was passed last year to allow rights holders to ask a court for a Web site-blocking injunction to be applied to sites they claim infringe upon their copyright.

A group of the country’s biggest music companies, along with APRA AMCOS – an organisation which helps music creators get paid for their work–  have banded together to file an application for torrent site KickassTorrents to be blocked.

The group has also applied to block related proxy sites to make it even harder for Kickass Torrents operators to employ quick workarounds to restore Australian access.

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