Movie studios are heading back to the Federal Court to have telcos block access to more websites that facilitate piracy with film and TV content.
Studios including Village Roadshow, Paramount, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century FOX and Warner Bros want companies including Telstra, iiNet, Optus, Primus, TPG and more to block a further 74 websites.
The sites include Limetorrents, Putlocker, Kinogo, Megashare, KissCartoon, WatchFree, PrimeWire, Phimmoi, 123Movies, FMovies, EYNY and Spacemov. Some are registered in places such as Antigua and Barbuda, Estonia, Sweden, Tonga, and the Cocos Keeling Islands.
Fairfax reports the studios are trying to stay ahead of the pirating sites, which often change names or web addresses to avoid blocks.
Telstra is a 50% owner of Foxtel.
The next hearing is set for March 23.