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The Promo Bay Website Banned in UK

The Promo Bay Website Banned in UK

Added: Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
After successfully testing out promoting platform for musicians via file-sharing, TPB officially launched The Promo Bay as a separate platform for content creators. However, in a few days, the UK’s ISPs banned the website.


The Promo Bay was started as a launching pad for new content creators and proved to be a great idea. The Promo Bay was appreciated not just by TPB’s users, but also by lots of artists who signed up in a few months. This success made The Pirate Bay to take a decision to create a dedicated Promo Bay website. For the BitTorrent tracker, it is an opportunity to make better organized use of the thousands of submissions the original platform received.

However, a few days after its launch, a number of the most prominent Internet service providers of Great Britain decided to block their subscribers’ access to The Promo Bay, including BT and Virgin Media. The only question is why a perfectly legitimate portal, created to promote musicians by publishing their work with their approval, got banned? The reason of the blockage might be that The Promo Bay’s domain is on the same list as TPB. However, the portal operators hope that this was an accident, saying that the ISPs are quite monolithic and old school, so it might be just a broad-scale block against a bunch of TPB properties and The Promo Bay fell under the net. In other words, they doubt that it was a pointed move against The Promo Bay in particular. The hopes are that the ISPs will do right and lift the ban when “some clever tech in their ranks does something” to remedy the situation.

In the meanwhile, The Promo Bay has put up a petition in a bid to get their website working in the United Kingdom.

December 6th,2012

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Date:  Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkieTurtle (2012-12-06 16:29:20)
c3farooq avatarHope

posted by (2012-12-06 19:52:36)
No avatarto true he has face that only mummy could love

posted by (2012-12-06 22:49:22)
Jedimastersky avatarBT, Virgin and aquite a few other Broadband companies stated they will only block websites if they are made to by the courts, so why this one BT and Virgin? no court order or government restrictions were made against this site.

posted by ET lovermen (2012-12-07 13:25:13)
brods73 avatarthey are unblocking it end of story

posted by (2012-12-07 20:04:28)
greigstar avatarthey probably give donations to the rich party i mean the tories seems giving to the rich and robbing from the poor is the way ahead these days talk talk is a dutch company never get any hassle from them using my isp i download a shit load of content everyday no probs

posted by (2012-12-09 18:05:43)
No avatarLOL its already been unblocked do to massive protest's.

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