India Ordered Website BlockingAdded: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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Last Wednesday Mumbai (India) held the event named FICCI FRAMES, an annual movie convention. Chris Dodd, the head of the MPAA and a supporter of Stop Online Piracy Act, pointed at the piracy issues during the event. As a result, Indian Internet service providers were ordered to close down over a hundred of sites that were allegedly facilitating access to copyrighted content.
This year the event was held in partnership with Japan, and was attended by a number of important people, including Chris Dodd. The latter pointed out that 2 years ago the Indian movie industry was a $3.2 billion industry, and is expected to exceed $5 billion by 2014. But the copyrighted content theft threatens both the present and the future of the industry.
However, Dodd failed to mention why the Motion Picture Association of America lacks any kind of impartiality, particularly when it comes to independent artists, or how hundreds of millions of dollars had been invested in “second-hand” films while American economy was plummeting. Of course, blaming piracy can be regarded as a very convenient solution, but it doesn’t give right to the industry to ignore its own problems.
Unfortunately, these issues do not concern the Indian government, and a Kolkata court has already ordered all Internet service providers in India to block access to more than 100 sites, after Indian Music Industry filed lawsuit against them. According to the industry officials, each online service involved in the lawsuit in question had hosted some violated content, and that’s why the court decided that blacklisting is the best solution to tackle the problem. 4 injunctions from January to March 2012 implemented the blacklist.
Originally, the film group has targeted around 300 sites, but this number dropped to 104, because they decided to block only the most dangerous ones. Then the industry thought about how they could block all the services. Basically, there were three ways to do so: IP blocking, DNS blocking, or URL blocking. However, DNS blocking could be effortlessly circumvented by typing the website’s IP address instead of its URL. As for IP or URL blocking, they weren’t of much help either, and cutting the access to a portal became a problem. Meanwhile, such portals as Facebook and Google will soon have to also apply censorship on their content.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
|posted by (2012-03-20 09:11:57)|
|Still playing dumb as usual, I suppose they don't know that there's existence of Proxies, VPN's and oh well Torrents? There's always an alternate way for something, they are only forcing people to get more aggressive.|
|posted by (2012-03-20 09:40:41)|
|yes just forcing users to go underground|
they can"t stop piracy by blocking some websites
|When the writer,movie makers finally use the technology available to them they can just tell MPAA and RIAA piss off.|
The MPAA has NOTHING to do with producing any MOVIE... ONLY in its distribution...
|I wanna kill these govt people...|
|posted by (2012-03-20 16:31:15)|
|India has got graver problems at hand to sort out, so when authorities are less bothered about genuine issues where would Anti Piracy efforts stand?|
Yeah once in a while they may catch pirates or ban sites, but 100's spring up the next day.
And if US gets ahead with sopa n pipa its only going to make piracy harder, but its never gonna stop.
Very few ppl knew about torrents couple of years back and look where are we now.
They are just waging a war which they are never gonna win.
|a never ending battle as the internet grows more and more, to the point that they cant control the piracy anymore|
|as usual america wanting to take over the world|
|posted by (2012-03-21 00:17:22)|
|Dumbass Dodd was one of Bahney Fwanks butt-buddies and one of the causes of the housing crisis and the banking crash, this putz knows two things about anything.. jack and shit.|
|don't worry about India i know piracy will stop in India , one person form India get sued all stop doing piracy, ya all loves their saving account more that their lives .|
|posted by (2012-03-21 15:42:29)|
|Copyrights and patents are anti free trade. People are made rich by government protection.|
|posted by (2012-03-22 15:46:14)|
|songs.pk ki bhi watt lag gayi|
|posted by (2012-03-22 19:16:56)|
|well do I use any site that's been blocked ? No clue, as I am still able to open all the sites which I used to do before, with out proxies.|
|@LOM you are right,indians never even care whether piracy is right or wrong,in india eveyone from a farmer to a minister is a digital pirate...LOL||
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