Virgin Media Also Blocked Newzbin2Added: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Virgin Media followed the example of BT, Sky, and TalkTalk – all major UK ISPs – and blocked access to Newzbin2, a popular file-sharing portal in the British Usenet networks.
The Internet service providers didn’t do this voluntarily: the move followed the victory of 6 film studios over a copyright infringement case. The court handling the case handed down a decision saying that all of the aforementioned broadband providers must block access to Newzbin2.
So, Virgin Media launched the filter a week ago to prevent all its users to access the website due to concerns over its pirated material. In the meantime, also of interest is that the film studios (Universal, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures and Disney) are all members of the Motion Picture Association of America – better known as the MPAA.
Media reports revealed that Virgin Media received the order only a week after it was issued (in the end of July), but decided to postpone the blockage until the London 2012 Olympic Games were over.
Other British ISPs – BT and Sky – started their filters last year, in October and December, while the provider TalkTalk was forced to block access only this past February. However, all of these largest Internet service providers followed the court order which was issued a year ago. Newzbin2, if you don’t know yet, is the successor of Newzbin, the blocked file-sharing portal, and seems to share the same faith, since the former was closed down in 2010 following legal actions taken against the service.
Mark Wilkin, a forum manager for Virgin Media, announced that as a responsible ISP, they would complies with court orders while strongly believing that changing consumer behaviour also needs compelling legitimate alternatives to provide consumers access to content.
August 22nd,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
|posted by (2012-08-22 16:39:46)|
|thats ok, service providers can switch all torrent and download sites off.|
thats when customers will switch of their broadband, only the internet service providers will lose out.
if we wanna surf the net we have our phones. once all these sites are switched off, customers will switch off, and maybe even stop going to the cinema, THE POWER IS WITH US, and NOT THEM. if we dont buy they will shut down, lookout extra torrents, you may lose uk customers soon. and broadband services will lose uk broadband customers.
|posted by (2012-08-22 17:25:40)|
|y would you even use news groups? they suck and most you have to pay for. + I don't see how they can block connections to it if you are on a vpn.|
"provide consumers access to content" the problem with this is that they want it there way and not the way we want it.
|posted by (2012-08-22 18:26:30)|
|OK Virgin Media once again at the front to comply with a Court Order.|
Anyway thanks for the article I will be visiting and browsing (if I can).
|posted by (2012-08-22 19:04:07)|
|Sooooo anyone know a 101 newsgroup guide?? Its all greek to me. Apparently I need to pay to DL 'something' (an NZB download). No idea if this would be an equivalent to a torrent file or the actual file DL via the torrent file & torrent client.|
But on first sight looks like it might* be safer than torrenting on the basis you may DL from a server rather than connecting direct to other peers, some of which may be anti-infringement groups.
* I say might as don't know if they keep logs, same as said about proxies.
|posted by (2012-08-22 19:12:37)|
|It will be a sad day if all torrent sites become inaccessible but i will no longer need internet, so at least i will save money.|
|posted by (2012-08-22 19:51:00)|
|I use newzbin and usenet/newsgroups. Yes the better providers you pay for, however with them you get ssl encypted downloads, vpn and other extras. Also it maxes out my bandwidth, no waiting on seeders etc.|
|posted by (2012-08-22 19:51:34)|
|Oh and I am a virgin customer and can still access newzbin2 simples|
|@skreamer. download grabit,...|
and use a free nwz search engine...
pay for nwz sites usually allow you to find dl's that are older than 20 days, usually up to about 3 years old,
|firefox users ,use annonymox add-on to bypass blocked sites|
|im on virgin media and its blocked and i can still acees really easy during blocked|
why they still block websites ? i still dont know why...
there is always ways to acces.
|posted by (2012-08-23 08:07:25)|
|LOL THAY BLOCKED PIRATEBAY & I CAN STILL ACSESS IT U CAN DO WAT YA WANT ON THE NET IF U NOW HOW OR IF YA DONT NO HOW U CAN FIND OUT LOL|
|posted by (2012-08-23 20:49:02)|
|Thanks Comprendedefunct Will give it a go.|
|posted by (2012-08-27 11:42:45)|
|blocking sites doesnt work you can always get round it|
|posted by (2012-08-27 11:47:11)|
|yes does not work blocking im with virgin been using pirate bay nearly everyday since they blocked haha||
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