Flipax2.net website blocked for piracy of books, newspapers and magazines
The flipax2.net website gave illegal access to more than 1,500 book titles and almost 1,700 periodical titles. CEDRO continues its fight against digital piracy, denouncing the illegal use of the works of its authors and publishers.
The Central Court for Contentious Administrative Proceedings No. 7 has authorized by Order of May 26, 2022, the blocking of access to the website https://flipax2.net following the request of the Spanish Center for Reprographic Rights (CEDRO) before the 2nd Section of the Intellectual Property Commission of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
On this page, users could have unauthorized access to more than 1,500 book titles and almost 1,700 periodical titles (newspapers and magazines).
«At CEDRO we continue our fight against digital piracy by trying to stop illegal practices such as this one. It is always good news to be authorized to block one of the pirate sites that we pursue daily with our anti-piracy team», explains Jorge Corrales, general director of CEDRO.
The website infringed Intellectual Property rights
The process was initiated by a request from CEDRO to the Ministry of Culture and Sports for the restoration of the Intellectual Property rights infringed by the page, which offered links to pirated copies of books, newspapers, and magazines without the necessary authorization to download a large number of texts works.
After verifying that the denounced page infringed Intellectual Property rights, the 2nd Section initiated the procedure to safeguard the possibly infringed Intellectual Property rights, on March 29, 2022, which culminated with the judicial resolution, which ordered the interruption of the Information Society service provided by the denounced page and the blocking of said website.
Jorge Corrales, general director of CEDRO recalls that «these illegal practices directly affect authors and publishers of books, newspapers, magazines and sheet music». «Our goal is to make the network a safe place for authors and publishers. We work to make written culture sustainable,» he adds.
As a consequence of the resolution, which is not yet final, Spanish Internet access providers will have to block access to any web domain that the responsible party might use, or that redirects to flipax2.net. As well as to all those proxy webs that serve as intermediaries to access the previous one. In case of non-compliance, may suffer the penalties provided in the Law of Services of the Information Society.