UK Copyright Outfit Advised for TransparencyAdded: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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The Open Rights Group made an attempt to avoid complications of website blocking, at the same time having in mind transparency and accountability. The outfit asked ISPs to maintain the public lists of blocked sites, provided by the entertainment industry.
In 2012 the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in cooperation with ISPs managed to block such websites as The Pirate Bay and Newzbin2 across the country. Nevertheless, these giants were only the primary targets, while received injunctions enable the outfit to block other sites providing access to “rogue websites” via alternative addresses. The lists in question are sent to ISPs that ultimately apply the blockage.
In the meantime, the Open Rights Group asks for transparency and accountability, because this method can easily result in mistakes. For instance, The Pirate Bay injunction lets the music industry lobby group to ask Internet service providers to block www.thepiratebay.se, its sub-domains and all other IP addresses or URLs serving to enable or facilitate access to TPB.
According to media reports, the latest collateral damage appeared to be The Promo Bay – a completely legal site started by The Pirate Bay. In the meanwhile, ORG believes that other sites could share the same fate.
According to Jim Killock, the executive director of the Open Rights Group, the BPI is planning to obtain blocking orders for around 50-100 sites, and each order will allow the outfit to create a ban list of clone websites or IP addresses. Killock points out that these ban lists might end up blocking up to 500 or more domains and IP addresses, all at the behest of the British Phonographic Industry.
As you can understand, there is a clear need for transparency, because there are too many mistakes, which are only being corrected thanks to public pressure. That’s why the Open Rights Group call on Internet service providers and the UK music industry to publish the blocking lists in order to ensure legal transparency and public accountability.
At the moment, the BPI hasn’t provided any comments regarding the ORG’s initiative.
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
|BPI initiative is pointless when other options are open such as VPN or other proxy services which also on the other hand making it difficult to select which domain or IP should be blocked.There sill remains doubt about ORG’s initiative to make it accountable and transparent that upto what extent it will be transparent.But online BPI buisness will remain legal for ever and ever as a big question of revenue remains there.|
|ISP`s may block access but then the site routes through a different address and carries on as normal,the pirate bay maybe blocked by your ISP but there are ways around it and for the technically inept there is even a plugin to do so in Firefox.They may block as many servers as they like but unless the site is taken down completely it will carry on unhindered by such constraints.Much as wikileaks has done.|
|posted by (2012-12-22 10:16:15)|
|Oh! How I long for an ISP to stand up and say NO! customers pay us to provide internet access, if you want us to block a website, show us a court order first.|
Rather than the ISP pee themselves the moment the the BPI bark.
|posted by (2012-12-26 23:08:11)|
|You are the only Boss in court Master. This is the exploit. No one else present.|
Dark and empty. You never had the welcome ? No proof is needed to proceed.
Concider the present without War and be as ignorant to the next poor sap.
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