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The Pirate Bay gets blocked in Turkey

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2007 19:28 User comments (16)

The Pirate Bay gets blocked in Turkey The Turkish government has recently banned The Pirate Bay, making the infamous torrent tracker inaccessible to any internet user in the country.
This is not the first time Turkey has banned sites though. YouTube was banned in March for hosting videos that insulted the founder of modern Turkey. Two days later when the videos were removed, the ban was lifted however. Just last month, the site wordpress.com was blocked because some users were charged with defamation of a famous Turkish author.

According to TF, when asked for comment, the admins of TPB said the site had been blocked “for over a year” but they’re “not sure if it’s the whole country or just the major ISPs.” They also said “there was some court ruling over it.”

The court ruling however, is somewhat of a mystery. The judge in that case ruled that Türk Telekom, Turkey’s largest ISP, had to block The Pirate Bay, but at this time it is unknown as to why.

Source:
TorrentFreak

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16 user comments

117.9.2007 19:45

First post :-)

I want to say here that I'm glad I live in the good ole USA, but
you gotta wonder how long it will be til we get hit like that.

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217.9.2007 20:05

Originally posted by H0bbes:
First post :-)

I want to say here that I'm glad I live in the good ole USA, but
you gotta wonder how long it will be til we get hit like that.
Well, so far any sites that get blocked to the USA are self-censorship. Like that torrentspy.com not letting its search function work for American users. They weren't ordered by any government to do that, and the government of the good ole USA did not tell every ISP in America to ban torrentspy.com. Torrentspy was just afraid of getting sued, so if they do get sued now by one of the companies in America they can say "Hey jerks, we don't let American users use the functions of our site."

317.9.2007 20:25

Sucks that it's blocked. Maybe it was banned for reasons similar to Youtube... Like it had the original version of that anti-turkish video torrent there.

417.9.2007 21:09

Is'nt turkeys trying to get into the EU,just might be their way of sucking up

517.9.2007 22:45
cousinkix
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Quote:
Is'nt turkeys trying to get into the EU,just might be their way of sucking up
Yes, but the Pirate Bay servers are located in an existing EU county; which now has the excuse to vote "no" and not admit Turkey into their club. Others might join them as a protest against censorship.

Some people have already had enough of these Islamic fanatics killing the grandson of a Dutch painter and murdering 16 other people over some silly cartoons in a Danish newspaper. a priest was asassinated in Turkey over the Mohammed cartoons...

618.9.2007 2:27
BIGnewb
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Originally posted by H0bbes:
First post :-)

I want to say here that I'm glad I live in the good ole USA, but
you gotta wonder how long it will be til we get hit like that.
lol i wouldnt be so proud if i were you.you guys get blocked too by sites like torrentspy.plus in your country downloading is illegal and also the authorities have seized all modchips so now you cant mod your consoles.yea good call!lol i say im glad i live in canada.

718.9.2007 3:28

I live in America, and I've modded every console and whatnot I own. I've also downloaded all sorts of things for my own private use and have only have never run into legal problems because of loopholes in the law. So I for one am proud to live in America, where yes, we have our flaws, but I have no grudge against my freedoms and the fact that the government (while not perfect) does NOT shut my browsing experience down. If any site wants to internally censor me because my ISP is American, than they can feel free, but that's their choice and their right as sight owners. Also, if I had a server overseas, chances are, because of the high demand American's put on File Servers, I would block the US internall also. But all I can say is this: AT LEAST IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT SHUT DOWN OUR BARE ABILITIES, as the Turkish government has thier people.

I've shared my thoughts about piracy and whatnot on the site before, I'm pretty sure it was in the article about Prince sueing The Pirate Bay...

818.9.2007 5:21

Somethings gotta give....

I'm all for the pirate bay. But lets face reality here. This cannot go on like this forever. Laws will have to be made. Piracy will never stop, but lawmakers cannot just turn a blind eye when its everywhere and so easily accessible.

Something will be done globally on the internet to combat this. However, in my opinion, CHANGE in the way we distribute things is needed. The Internet needs to be used productively. I would think that SPAM is MORE an internet and global problem than piracy, but they figure their is lost $$$ in piracy so SPAM is on the backburner.

As for Vicious88...your American government is STEALING your money. You don't need to pay all that Income Tax. If you don't, they throw you in Jail. You my friend are a prisoner in your own country, like it or not. Your are either blind or brainwashed.

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918.9.2007 5:55

Originally posted by the US dictatorship:
Beginning in February 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement their "Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)", the gist of which is that you will need permission from the United States Government to travel on any air or sea vessel that goes to, from or through the U.S. The travel companies will not be able to issue a boarding pass until you are cleared by DHS.
that´s much worse than blocking a single torrent site...

1018.9.2007 7:30

Originally posted by MightyOne:
Somethings gotta give....

I'm all for the pirate bay. But lets face reality here. This cannot go on like this forever. Laws will have to be made. Piracy will never stop, but lawmakers cannot just turn a blind eye when its everywhere and so easily accessible.

Something will be done globally on the internet to combat this. However, in my opinion, CHANGE in the way we distribute things is needed. The Internet needs to be used productively. I would think that SPAM is MORE an internet and global problem than piracy, but they figure their is lost $$$ in piracy so SPAM is on the backburner.

As for Vicious88...your American government is STEALING your money. You don't need to pay all that Income Tax. If you don't, they throw you in Jail. You my friend are a prisoner in your own country, like it or not. Your are either blind or brainwashed.

Where are you from and why is it so great I think I wanna move : )

1118.9.2007 8:25
morguex
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After the article I read about Pirate bay allowing child porn on their servers and doing nothing to stop it even after they have knowledge that it was going on, I hope they go down in flames.

1218.9.2007 8:38
deadlove
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We all need to move to Canada or Italy.. Turkey is trying to be a western democracy but struggling internally with the hate and repression coming out of fundamentalist islam. They, like most countries internationally signed the DMCA and blocking a site is far better than the US way of extortion and threats towards the people who access things through it.

BTW.. if we want to talk politics.. The us ammendment (16) which created the IRS and imposed income tax was never ratified..not enough states voted, check it out!!! therefore it is illegal to send somebody to jail for refusing to pay it... some democracy.

Concerning Turkey and the EU.. Some countries will vote yes. UK, Spain, France.. others will vote NO.. germany, austria, probably all the eastern ones, poland hungary rumania..

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1318.9.2007 15:18
mebjolz
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1418.9.2007 18:10

I don't know about everybody else, but I love being an American. I like having the freedom to speek my mind and not disappear in the middle of the night; and my family won't be recieving a bill in the mail for 32 cents, the cost of the bullet it took for the government to put me out of it's misery.

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1521.9.2007 20:12

Do they know what a proxy server is?

1624.9.2007 14:46

funny stuff.

I gues that the judge said block it because i said so :P

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