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High Court orders UK ISPs to block multiple file sharing sites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2013 23:28 User comments (13)

High Court orders UK ISPs to block multiple file sharing sites The UK High Court has ruled today that BSkyB, BT, Virgin Media, EE, Talk Talk and O2 must block access to three large file sharing websites.
Per the ruling, the ISPs must now "take measures to block or at least impede access by their customers" to Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy.

Between the six ISPs, 94 percent of the UK broadband market will be covered, effectively killing the sites in the nations.

The case was brought to the court by the major record labels, and was also supported by the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

Each of the torrent sites are major players, with Kickass ranking in the top 100 most trafficked sites in the world by most counts.

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13 user comments

11.3.2013 2:21

except they will just change there ip address avoid the block and tell you to go to heck in a hand basket

21.3.2013 15:24

And que rotating IP addresses in 3.... 2.... 1....


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

31.3.2013 15:51

Or they will just put out proxies like they did here in the UK when piratebay was blocked http://www.piratebayproxylist.com/
Mods i am not talking about piracy I am simply showing they cant close freedom of speech, especially on the WORLD WIDE WEB

41.3.2013 18:58

Originally posted by tongs007:
Or they will just put out proxies like they did here in the UK when piratebay was blocked http://www.piratebayproxylist.com/
Mods i am not talking about piracy I am simply showing they cant close freedom of speech, especially on the WORLD WIDE WEB

That's a false assumption, folks, because it *IS* possible to pretty thoroughly censor the internet. It's just that most countries have laws against such practices (to some degree or another) and/or they just don't bother.

Complacently saying, "they cant close freedom of speech, especially on the WORLD WIDE WEB" is a recipe for disaster. If you don't agree, shall I start mentioning SOPA, PIPA, DMCA, and such..?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Mar 2013 @ 18:59

51.3.2013 20:24

Why do they bother?

It's no different to taping a film or song off the radio.

Greedy SOBs.

61.3.2013 21:15

Originally posted by Interestx:
Why do they bother?

It's no different to taping a film or song off the radio.

Greedy SOBs.

71.3.2013 21:17

It's only a matter of time.....they might substitute trojans into a banned websites stream to infect you if they really wanted to I think.

82.3.2013 2:42

free advertising and making it more well known

lol

i bet you some people never heard of these sites and now do :D

92.3.2013 9:35

They'll just change their name and addresses.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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102.3.2013 9:42

a domain name cost $7/ year. they can constantly changing their names and IP addresses and google can always help you find the lastest address :)

113.3.2013 16:59

Just move the servers (website, etc.) to another country less corrupted by the copyright mafia.


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123.3.2013 17:01

That won't prevent blocking those sites, Mrguss.

133.3.2013 17:58

Originally posted by Bozobub:
That won't prevent blocking those sites, Mrguss.
Proxing is the way to go:
http://www.padfilegenerator.com/downloa...proxy-generator
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Mar 2013 @ 18:02

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Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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