Filesharing site FilesTube is one of the most prominent in Google’s list of sites attracting copyright notices, with more than 10m so far received by its search engine. What’s more, FilesTube is blocked by ISPs in the UK after a high court order sparked by the BPI. Which is interesting, because now the site claims it’s going legit. “FilesTube is now a film aggregation platform, using third-party video players. The business model change means that the site is now an aggregator of only licensed content,” its spokesperson tells TorrentFreak. “Users now have the option to stream films and series directly on FilesTube. These are free, legal, and can’t be downloaded.” The change also means categories for music, games and e-books have been removed from the site. It begs the question of what happens now with that court order: who judges whether FilesTube has really given up its piratical ways, in order to assess whether it should be unblocked in the UK?

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