A Paris court handed down a ruling ordering some of the country's top ISPs to block access to around 36 sites. France has been blocking ‘pirate’ sites for more than five years on behalf of the music and movie industries but last year academic publishers Elsevier and Springer Nature also got involved. France is becoming more receptive of site-blocking as a means to mitigate copyright infringement. The vast majority appear to be streaming-related sites with the addition of torrent indexes YTS and EZTV. As a result, 79 domains are detailed overall in the order handed down by the Paris court.