British ISPs Ordered to Block The Pirate BayAdded: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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It has been a long-lasting UK’s struggle to block access to The Pirate Bay, and it finally turned out that the country’s High Court delivered the following decision: the UK’s broadband providers must get involved with the measures taken against the BitTorrent tracker.
According to the BBC report, Everything Everywhere, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, and O2 are ordered to stop their subscribers from accessing the stigmatized BitTorrent tracker. The BPI claimed that the websites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the United Kingdom and undermine investment in new UK content creators. However, BT asked for a couple more weeks to consider their position on blocking access to the website.
Since November last year, the BPI has been asking a number of Internet service providers to voluntarily block access to The Pirate Bay, after doing the same with another site offering infringing links – Newzbin2. But the broadband providers replied they wouldn’t do so unless court ordered.
Now the ISPs admit that they will have to follow the High Court’s request, but add that such measures aren’t part of a long-term solution. Responsible companies will comply with court orders addressed to them, but they strongly believe that changing consumer behavior to fight copyright violation also needs compelling legal alternatives, like the agreement with streaming services, to provide users legitimate access at the right price.
Meanwhile, the British Pirate Party claimed that this move won’t help the content creators get more money. Although the court order didn’t come as a surprise, the truth remains that the country finds itself on a slippery slope towards online censorship.
Everyone knows that there are many alternatives to bypass website blocking, but the industry believes it should keep trying. It also points out that the principle that downloading copyrighted music is against the law hasn’t been reinforced by schools or parents. However, this opinion isn’t shared by Jim Killock, the executive director of the Open Rights Group, who said that the court ruling was pointless and dangerous, because it will fuel calls for stricter online censorship of many kinds, from porno to extremism. As you can see, online censorship keeps growing in scope and becoming easier.
May 9th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
|this is pure stupidity,why on earth blocking the acces to piratebay? it's enough that they have stopped the acces from italy,but not also in other country's.|
Damn this politicians are so stupid , they don't see at all , that piracy doesn't mean that the movie it wouldn't be selled , but it would help , because every time you watch a movie , you watch it cam quality,and you feel the need to go to cinema or buy/rent the movie.
damn it !!!
|posted by (2012-05-09 15:39:22)|
|just tell your rep too kiss your A@@!|
|posted by (2012-05-09 15:45:31)|
|lol I can still get the voice UK!!!!!!!!!!!! and OMG everything on the net!|
|posted by (2012-05-09 15:46:12)|
|long live P2P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|posted by (2012-05-09 17:03:37)|
|well like i state last week when some one poste this in forum its not like its the first contry to do so + who cares about TPB its going legal soon anyway or is it who knows what they are up 2|
|posted by (2012-05-09 17:37:20)|
|I was on Virgin media broadband, noticed the block a couple of days ago I'm now using a mobile dongle as I'v cancelled my internet through Virgin and changed it to BT still waiting for there homehub to turn up but I'm not the type of person to normally do this, I'd usually just grumble and get a VPN or use a proxy but I'll be dammed if Virgin are gonna tell me what i can and cant do on the internet, I bet if someone as lazy as me has done this that others have done too lets see how smug Virgin are at the end of the next quarter|
|Ok, so I can no longer get TPB, and this clearly sucks balls. Is there some super clever but piece of piss way around this?|
|posted by (2012-05-09 19:19:03)|
|@ post nr 8 use VPN or hidemyass.com problem solved|
|@8 i read an article in torrentfreak which had a reverse proxy link, i clicked on it and bang back on p/b although i dont need it just shows how easy it is to bypass.There must be loads of ways around it, waste of time really|
|Ye bone has been blocked as of last night had to use proxy|
|posted by (2012-05-10 01:18:01)|
|Its easy to get around. An add on named Stealthy, which works in Chrome and Firefox.|
Turn the kite (top right hand corner in browser) from red to green, only when accessing blocked site,
turn it back to red to browse normally. Problem solved
|One solution use the IP address for TPB which is 184.108.40.206 Simply copy into browser URL address box and press enter.|
Next solution, Google "change DNS server" note what to do, then Google "Google DNS servers" and write down and use these values. Prevents any UK ISP site 'blocking'
Or use a proxy, or use VPN etc. No doubt other mirror sites linking (MAKE SURE THEY ARE FREE!) to TPB will soon arrive.
Plain English File sharers 25, BPI 0 - Match totally lost by the Courts and the BPI -
Why do they even bother!!!!
BPI lost before they even started!!!!
|posted by (2012-05-10 03:56:42)|
|^typing ip doesn't work^|
|posted by (2012-05-10 19:59:01)|
|crazymichael you a star saves me going through a proxy server cheers|
|posted by (2012-05-11 19:53:40)|
|Too get round the block use a program call Ultrasurf it works great i am on virgin media and have no probs getting the piratebay|
|Tor browser works on Orange, I run Lion and I'm looking at piratebay right now|
|lol I was listening to Will Young's "come on light my fire" and plisscins icon was dancing in time to it lol! strangely sexy hahahaha!|
|posted by (2012-05-12 00:33:35)|
|Wonder what the real reality is behind this would be?|
Torrents suit broadband connections.
With my broadband I also do a lot more browsing and buying on line.
Killing P2P would, for me, want me to get a real light user package. If this was widespread Bang go ISP jobs, internet infrastructure investment and related jobs. I would limit my browsing and thus spend a hell of a lot less - and bang go more jobs and investment.
The suits may say blah blah about P2P presence impact.
Nobody says anything about P2P removal impact.
Say if torrented 2 movies a week (I don't know if that would be a lot or a little?) I would not go buy 2 DVD's a week etc AND I'd reign in spending on other things I spend money on while browsing with a broadband connection.
Bottom line: the amount I'd stop spending would easily outstrip the money I'd (not) be spending on movies. The Suits lose even more!
Anybody else have similar thoughts?
|posted by (2012-05-12 01:55:09)|
|2nd time I am writing a comment. 1st time this site did not publish the comment though there was no cussing or anything. Except that the moderators did not like my comments, most probably.|
There are a lot of people who think they are being smart by developing ways to circumvent the ban on some sites. The main solution is not find a way to bypass the ban. The solution is to prevent the ban. The elite, those who want to control the internet because they are afraid of it, do not give a fart about copyrights. Actually these people invest in the piracy industry. But all the governments of the world are afraid of the internet and the freedom it gives to express ourselves.
This is what they are aiming at with these laws. To shut people as they do in China, Iran and in other dictatorships. The US, UK, Australia, Europe, etc are almost dictatorships now. So don't waste your time finding ways to circumvent the ban. But try to stop the laws themselves.
Be ready to leave your ISP if they are co-opted by the government. Be ready to leave this site (extra torrent) if they refuse to allow us to post free on this forum.
The moderators are not here to remind you to mind your language. They are here for something else.
|@ gars152, I agree with you on most of what you say "you can say what you want as long as we approve" kind of thing. But that's governments for you.|
Mods are a necessary feature of forums, sometimes they get it wrong, most times they get it right - they are human beings after all. if there were no mods you'd get wind-up merchants all over the place, forums would be full of trolls. people can and do lose control and end up ranting with no clear expression. generally mods do a good job and its like being a customer services rep but without the pay, obviously masochistic tendencies needed to be a mod lol!
|Mentioned this before, but just to remind everyone. The music and film moguls know they haven't a cat in hell's chance of doing anything about piracy (And I would suggest EVERYONE in the UK changes over to Non-UK DNS servers, so the courts have no jurisdiction whatsoever over your browsing!) but they don't like TPB hosting a lot of material by unsigned bands, hence their action. Just like the FBI ripping into MegaUpload, because the 'ultra-richie's took fright over Mega's intended new media business model that would cut out the likes of the music and film companies.|
Bigger fish to fry in the UK, as the Government want to store one year's worth (so they say . . . their storage capacity at GCHQ Cheltenham can easily store SEVEN year's worth of this data) of ALL UK EMAILS, ALL UK LAND AND MOBILE PHONE CALLS and EVERYONE's ENTIRE WEB BROWSING HISTORY (They'll have one heck of a job with the web browsing and P2P if (AND WE MUST!) ALL USE NON-UK DNS SERVERS FROM NOW ON.
THEY SAY they won't be looking at content, don't believe a word of it. Once they have access, all hell break's loose on everyone's privacy. The Police will use it more routinely than phoning or writing to mother, and all opposition MPs will be at risk of being busted or blackmailed over anything.
WE NEED PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS,DEMONSTRATING PEACEFULLY BUT BLOCKING OFF ACCESS TO GCHQ at Cheltenham, No 10 AND Parliament if need be.
It's time for EVERYONE AS IN EVERYONE, ALL OF US IN OUR MILLIONS TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED and defeat the BIGGEST THREAT to Civil Liberty, Human Rights, Right to Privacy and Right to a Private Life in the free world, without ALL electronic communication being monitored all of the time.
ONLY IRAN AND CHINA have anything similar in place. They won't catch a single terrorist, paedophile/paedophile group or anyone out for serious crime or harm to others, as they'll ALL go underground on changed DNS servers, anonymous proxies, VPN AND they'll totally encrypt all their communications. BUT WE WILL ALL HAVE LOST OUR ENTIRE PRIVACY ENTIRELY FOR NOTHING.
STOP THIS NOW!
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