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BPI to Ban More BitTorrent Portals

BPI to Ban More BitTorrent Portals

Added: Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
The British Phonographic Industry is currently making efforts to force 6 major Internet service providers in the United Kingdom block 3 more file-sharing services which are believed to considerably harm the industry.


The new targets of the BPI are Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. The group’s Director of Communications, Adam Liversage, announced that the entertainment industry’s ally is currently seeking court orders which require the major UK broadband providers – BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, Everything Everywhere and TalkTalk to block access to the aforementioned file-sharing website.

Almost a year ago, BPI successfully obtained a favorable decision by the British High Court which ordered British Internet service providers to block access to the TPB. Today the outfit is pushing for more. In response, the Open Rights Group published comments to the outfit’s hunting announcement, claiming that website blocking is definitely an extreme response. The consumer outfit fears that such precedent would make it too easy and quick to block websites and suggests that time needs to be taken to consider the legitimate use of the targeted portals.

The Open Rights Group also pointed out that there needs to be a more specific and adequate definition of the precise URL or IP address to be banned. After the industry blocks a portal, its alleged clone websites can also be blocked. However, in this case, the British Phonographic Industry will be able to do so without a court order. The matter is that such decisions would be made between the outfit and broadband providers and won’t be published.

In the meanwhile, blocking of these portals doesn’t come with an expiry date, which makes this indefinite blocking problematic in case the number of websites blocked keep growing, thus leaving a huge number of websites hidden from the public.

Industry observers believe that the court hearings between a judge, broadband providers and copyright owners don’t sufficiently represent the needs of Internet users because their voice isn’t included during the hearing.

The Open Rights Group is not going to intervene in this particular case, but claims that it’s likely to do so in the future because of the lack of user rights being represented.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article

March 7th,2013

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Date:  Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Comments (18) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-03-07 22:03:49)
avi312SINGH avatarwhat stops us from using proxy servers

posted by (2013-03-07 22:40:39)
No avatarIt is too bad that these companies don't mind letting all the spam filter through

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-08 00:40:52)
Embolism avatarThey can ban who they like ,but as has been proven by TPB it cannot stop the movement and there is always an alternate or 2 or 3 or 4 to use,lol.

posted by ET loverSuperman (2013-03-08 02:50:22)
tonymengela avatarThere is always Tor

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2013-03-09 10:02:06)
fusseltier avatarthats just like some company coming to them telling them to censor music....

posted by ET lovermen (2013-03-09 13:25:18)
brods73 avatarthey have already won last week catch up

posted by (2013-03-09 17:42:02)
No avatarTor???

posted by (2013-03-10 03:18:00)
Rockman avatarI hope that their will always be work arounds getting us to torrents sites; problem with TOR is i read they save users logs and thats not good; still looking about for a good speedy no log V P N; trying one by Sumrando. But we mustn t forget; their is chat on various web sites that your isp can still read your downloads and so far no one has said why use a V P N if it doesn t keep you safe ? ?

I guess the only way to stay safe is to use a seed box for torrent uploads and uploads; and why use a v p n for anything other torrents; can a vpn make it so very very hard that your isp gives up trying to read your downloads hum . .

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-10 13:37:30)
Embolism avatarI think that the need for decentralised torrents is once more upon us,the witch hunts are here again as happened in 2005 with Loki and others and its time to further progress to workarounds using subnet and alternate solutions to prevent tracking and capture.As has been stated once a server is captured its logs are sifted through this applies to VPN`s as well as torrent sites and subsequently people are identified and captured.The Man will ultimately win in site closures eventually there is no doubt unless some enterprising individual buys an island in international waters and hosts radio caroline style torrents sent via anonymous Network,maybe via IRC noding for links as was my idea from 2005.The sharks haven`t filled the pond as yet lets all hope when they do we are ready for a mobile movement and decentralisation.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-10 13:48:51)
Embolism avatarpersonally considering war driving very shortly every open university server,campus and coffee shop on a laptop since the UK has a new Cyber division launching this year and next year will mark numerous arrests in said regard and possible 3 strike BS as with others from ISP`s in France etc.Got to love coffee shops on Uni campus they make the best coffees .lol

posted by (2013-03-10 23:16:58)
No avatarSounds to me like a proxy wouldnt help you. They plan on blocking at the Website end. Not your ip, getting to them. Them getting OUT.

bit more ....Draconian.

posted by (2013-03-11 07:58:13)
Rockman avatar" Sounds to me like a proxy wouldnt help you. They plan on blocking at the Website end. Not your ip, getting to them. Them getting OUT.

bit more ....Draconian. "

If that is indeed the case how do we get to torrent sites this is very very bad; i hope a number of hackers are working on this new threat . .

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-12 00:23:06)
Embolism avatarNot Hackers that are required Rockman, but developers that can utilize a safer transport of listings so there is no need of a central server in effect decentralisation,n`est pas.I2P has its limitations but is a good starting point for development or for the really clever using a similar concept such as I had in 2004 might be the way to go whichever there is always going to be the man nipping at our heels and staying ahead of him and anonymous is the object whilst still being able to access torrent listings over a secure and untraceable transport with low latency.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-12 00:49:24)
Embolism avatarI have considered soshare in the equation but as with any site that uses email related link for bulk data there would be the consideration that said email servers may be stateside and monitored therefore not to be trusted although links to a Soshare acc when it opens sent via subnet may be an option and each account will allow 1TB of data storage for free so will be beneficial,just a thought .

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-12 01:03:49)
Embolism avatarThe Idea of using Subnet for a torrent board is quite within feasibility for those that are considering the concept for decentralised torrents and such a board would give the posters anonymity since if storing bulk files over another server with links on IRC board the file could not be tracked back to them,we have the technology,encryption is holding for the fat man @ mega, but as we all know no encryption is completely infallible forever, ask the Pentagon .lol.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-12 05:48:44)
Embolism avatarHaving watched TPB AFK I concur with the reasoning of Professor Wallis in regard copyright and that more encouragement and payment for Artists work over Torrents should be encouraged as well as promoting Artists freely.Whilst cams and other low quality teasers should be freely downloaded for publicity of same.Copyright is all well and good but these witch hunts serve no purpose ultimately costing more and more to pursue people for a couple of films some of which are too dark,grainy with ear popping audio and hiss,when if the same companies actively supported Bit torrents they could have more advertising for their artists and films bolstering their reduced revenue due to Cinema admission costs and albums with only 2 good tracks out of 12.Incarceration costs are amazingly stupid at 40,000 GBP per year to lock up someone for just 1 downloaded cam and ultimately such witch hunts will cost them even more in their puerile pursuit to keep sheaths of copyrights in a draw making them zero financial rewards and costing them billions in enforcing.

posted by (2013-03-18 00:43:54)
No avatarWow.... I'm glad I rechecked that story before posting.
That which reads "The British Phonographic Industry" I read as "The British Pornographic Industry"
I had a whole rant ready to post on how this was surely illegal in itself..... Damn my eyes...and brain.

posted by (2013-03-22 23:30:08)
Lumi75 avatarYeah i did too, but im stoned. So stoned, i still didnt think anything was wrong with what i thought i read, lol.

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