Europe Suggested Browsers Block BitTorrent SitesAdded: Saturday, April 16th, 2011
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As the U.S. go on with their domain seizure campaign, other countries are also starting thinking about addressing the problem of online piracy. One of the proposals is blocking websites using the web’s DNS system, but there are doubts over the effectiveness of this method. Another suggestion came out of Europe, proposing malware filtering in web browsers to do all the dirty work.
It has been years since the content industry started attacking sites and services providing access to illegal content, while trying to scare Internet users away from such services. However, it soon became clear that such strategies are not working, because pursuing individuals appeared to be both ineffective and counter-productive, while such services as The Pirate Bay or isoHunt refuse to give in, forcing the entertainment industry throw millions of dollars away on litigation. This made the industry to realize that if online services are to remain accessible and users refuse to stop using them, then the time came for a new plan. It is quite simple: to get in the middle of websites and their visitors and physically stop their mutual communication.
For example, UK communications watchdog Ofcom is now trying to find out if site blocking is actually feasible, while some other countries that have experience of such methods have realized that it isn’t. The list of those include Denmark, which is already subjected to court-ordered DNS blocks of such “rogue” sites as Swedish The Pirate Bay and Russian AllofMP3.com, as well as a number of gambling services and illegal pharmaceutical vendors. Denmark went further than the others, holding an MPs consultation on DNS blocking websites, which resulted in a broad consensus that the block is easily circumvented. However, during the consultation, an alternative was proposed – using enhanced browser malware filtering. It is well-known that viruses are filtered by browser vendors maintaining lists of viral sites, so when the user tries to go to a page containing malware he gets a warning of that. The same may be done for sites engaged in illegal file-trading or selling counterfeit products, as this measure both notifies users and respects their privacy.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
April 16th,2011Posted by:
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
|Thanx For The InFORMATiON!: D|
|posted by (2011-04-16 17:08:17)|
|They will find 10 new ways to stop us bt we will find 100 other ways to do our thing!!! When are these guys going to understand..|
|kuntu u r so right buddy we have the more brilliant ppl on our side cheers let the entertainment industry be free to everyone|
|posted by (2011-04-16 19:05:06)|
|lool its all BS|
|nice info thx alot sam|
|this is just the idea of an idiot that thinks like hitler or stalin.|
it is not fair to the site that use bit torrents legally.
why not ban the internet since if it weren't for the internet, bit torrent wouldn't exist.
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