Usenet Site Took Steps To Kill Domain Blocking BeforehandAdded: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Back in 2010, the MPAA took legal action against British Internet service provider BT, trying to force it to block the domain name of Usenet indexing website Newzbin2. Currently the authorities and the government’s communications watchdog are running around trying to understand whether the effective website blocking is feasible at all or not. Meanwhile, the targeted website has already taken steps in order to neutralize the threat before it comes into action.
According to the recent news, copyright owners from the entertainment industry have already identified a hundred of “copyright violating” sites scheduled to be blocked at the level of broadband provider. However, in case the website blocking should prove inefficient at declining the rate of violation, such request would become pointless. That’s why Secretary of State for Culture Jeremy Hunt decided to ascertain the efficiency of blocking and demanded that communications watchdog Ofcom investigate the matter and report back by spring.
Meanwhile, since the process can turn only slowly, and considering the calls from the Open Rights Group for public to challenge the proposals, the authorities’ intention gets outrun by those unencumbered by layers of bureaucracy. As many observers have already pointed out, a way around website blocking has appeared to be shorter than it has even been assessed. The first service that proved this was Usenet indexing site Newzbin2, one the MPAA’s primary targets.
The representatives from Newzbin2 admitted that since Internet filtering seems to be the new DRM and the name Newzbin2 has featured high as a prospective victim of a domain name filtering, they decided to address the problem by using the free speech tool TOR. They have set up a hidden TOR service that can be accessed at http://sc3njt2i2j4fvqa3.onion. Now, if you use a TOR-enabled browser, you will be able to access Newzbin2, even if the site’s domain name is blocked. If you don’t want to install TOR, you may also choose another way to access the site: just type in http://sc3njt2i2j4fvqa3.tor2web.org into any browser without addons. This feature has already made the authorities’ attempt to filter the Internet entirely futile.
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