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This is bad; I guess the internet is owned by the corporations and no more freedom as before. mad.gif

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Big UK net firms have begun blocking access to two sites accused of flouting copyright laws.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22607298
Edited by MerkageTurk - 5/21/13 at 8:45am
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Guess it's time for the Brits to start learning about VPNs.

Don't worry guys. Us Muricans'll show you what we've been up to.
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This is bad; I guess the internet is owned by the corporations and no more freedom as before. mad.gif

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology

-22607298

What annoys me is that 90% of the British public didn't even realise this law was being, or had been, passed. Until TPB stopped working.

Oh well, guess this is why we have proxies.
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What annoys me is that 90% of the British public didn't even realise this law was being, or had been, passed. Until TPB stopped working.

Oh well, guess this is why we have proxies.

Yup. Seen that before. Welcome to the club.
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I don't condone piracy, but this is the wrong way to do this. Though I am not sure there are many other options and this is still better than going after the users of these sites. It is just that censorship bothers me in general.

However, how are they blocking them? If it is just IP or domain name...well, what happens when they change that? I don't see this being much more effective than actually ordering hosting to be shutdown. It will just pop up somewhere else
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What annoys me is that 90% of the British public didn't even realise this law was being, or had been, passed. Until TPB stopped working.

Oh well, guess this is why we have proxies.

Lets face it 90% of Britain has no idea what the government is dictating in relation to anything until something stops working or they get arrested for doing something that should be a basic freedom. We've become a nation locked in an apathetic suicidal bliss led by a bunch of clowns that actually have no idea of the real world as they pass from their expensive school to elite university to (parentaly funded) political internship before being parachuted in to a safe parliamentary seat and voted in by a bunch of people who would vote in a Donkey wearing a Tiara if the correct party endorsed it.

Back on topic I'm on plusnet and can still access these "evil" sites so I guess compliance is not cross board
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Grooveshark? Really? Jesus. This Country just gets better and better rolleyes.gif
    
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Originally Posted by NihilOC View Post

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Originally Posted by MerkageTurk View Post

This is bad; I guess the internet is owned by the corporations and no more freedom as before. mad.gif

Quote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology

-22607298

What annoys me is that 90% of the British public didn't even realise this law was being, or had been, passed. Until TPB stopped working.

Oh well, guess this is why we have proxies.

And now the people who are computer illiterate have learnt how to use proxy's / vpn's
Hurting themselves more in the long run by the look of things.
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I have internet access provided by the most popular internet provider in ireland (EIRCOM) and they have blocked TPD like two years ago.
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Back on topic I'm on plusnet and can still access these "evil" sites so I guess compliance is not cross board

Going by plusnet's adverts they seem like a down to earth company who might actually keep allowing access to these sites until the government gives them a slap on the wrist.

Anywho, I wonder why people in this country even need to pirate. All the dregs and scumbags in our society get given god knows how much money by the government to spend on luxuries they don't deserve. Don't work? here, have sky TV a nice 55" TV to go along with it and oh don't forget your 3 bed semi that you don't pay a penny for!
Stupid country, stupid citizens, stupid government.
/rage
Edited by Sir Amik Vase - 5/21/13 at 9:59am
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