India Blocked More File-Sharing PortalsAdded: Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
Although the information below hasn’t yet been confirmed by any of the involved parties, two more file-sharing portals – Uploaded.net/ul.to and Stooorage.com – have been blocked by Indian ISPs BSNL broadband and Idea 3G.
This isn’t the first time India makes such a move – for example, a few months ago, the local Department of Telecom (DOT) ordered the ISPs to block 78 websites. An interesting thing was that almost all of them were connected to the Indian Institute of Planning and Management. Time passed and Care.org (a non-commercial outfit fighting worldwide poverty) was also blocked by Vodafone India and Spectranet. Finally, Zedge (one of the most popular services related to “pimping up” a mobile phone), was also blocked by Vodafone.
The strange thing is that, unlike the blockages before, the last ones are without any “signature”. In other words, neither of the banned portals shows a message from Department of Telecom. Instead, they are just displayed as a blank page.
It seems that filtering sites through ISPs became the natural order in the country’s online ecosystem, with plaintiffs ordering blockages with impunity. While the industry observers do admit that this is a very strong word, it is really unacceptable and probably unconstitutional to block any service without a notification or any kind of explanation for that action. Zedge is a great example – the company has been trying to figure out why it’s been blocked since January, but their efforts remain futile. Since the latest blockages are still not confirmed, some can only assume the whole thing was a mistake.
June 29th,2013Posted by:
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-29 13:29:30)|
|ul.to is working in india it's not blocked yet i m using bsnl connection but stooorage blocked ....but they can't stop proxies it unblocked all sites .....and it's really too sad that my country doing this meaningless job they day is not far when indian government blocked all torrent sites also ....i hate their f**ckig and meaningless job ............thanx for this information|
|many imagehost site and filehost site banned in reliance india broadband. like imgchili.com, ul.to etc but strange thing is after refresh 3/4 times web open properly without any dot msg|
|Imagebam, imagebox, stooorage, uploaded, depositfiles blocked by Reliance communications. Confirmed news from Maharashtra and Bangalore. Nautanki saale.|
|posted by (2013-06-29 16:36:07)|
|Hate them. They know they aren't getting money out of file sharing...this is what it is all about after all, isn't it?|
|Install Hotspot shield and u will be able to access any sites !!!|
|ultrasurf the best way..|
|Rumour has it Taker was p1ssed off with the wallpapers....|
|The word is that someone uploaded pics about an italian biatch on imagehosting websites so our diKtator government blocked these websites. Imagebam, imagebox, stooorage, uploaded, depositfiles confirmed blocked by airtel in north India too. I don't understand why do they write ....This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders.... when no court has blocked them? They should directly write because of orders from the family who are looting our nation. Zedge guys should file a petition in Supreme Court.|
|posted by (2013-06-29 21:42:54)|
|Using a VPN is all 'bout..........like Hotspot shield.......|
|I wondered why it was so quite here today!|
|F'n A Awesome!|
|posted by (2013-06-30 08:41:02)|
|till now I came across two sites banned on tikona.... imgbox and bayimg.|
Are you with our corrupted government?
|Is there any good proxy website using which we can access these file hosting sites and download from them?|
|posted by (2013-06-30 17:11:55)|
|Yes if using pirate sites is Illegal;|
1. Then watching porn in Assembly(Vidhan Soudha) is legal?
2. Keeping black money in Swiss Bank Accounts is legal?
3. Hiking taxes without any reason is legal?
4. Corruption in each and every corner of street is legal?
5. Using 10 bags of sand to mix with half bag of cement to repair road is legal?
if this list continues it vl take 1000 pg and still there vl be some LEGAL activities of our lovely GoI pending.. 'GREAT'
|#17 : i agree with u,,,there are many more such issue,,,,,the lady sitting in delhi named Sonia shud b [email protected]*d in public (:|
|posted by (2013-06-30 22:41:44)|
|Bloddy.... If they get money means they will do anything...|
|being an indian......i hate indian government and system.....|
i think dot also gonna block ET....
|They must have blocked Zedge because they also have their shitty payable wallpapers and ringtones downloading service. customers must file consumer case against vodafone.|
|What's the fuss about? Cetain image hosting files are blocked in India, big deal. Get a VPN and be over it. I know of a country where fakebook and twitter are blocked, do I care? No!|
|posted by (2013-07-01 17:02:07)|
|LOL using proxy anyway|
In our country the government blocks or deletes every account or page of social websites if anything is written against them. In our country the government arrests innocent girls for writing a status which expressed their feelings. Is this a big deal? Yes. Do we care about your opinion? No.
|@TABASSUM AND BITTUWALKER...YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT...THEY JUST DONT CARE ABOUT NORMAL PEOPLE LIKE US... AFTER STEALING ALL THE MONEY FROM US ,THEY ARE ALL STILL DOING LIKE THIS... THEY NEED ONLY MONEY MONEY MONEY ALWAYS MONEY AND HIGH AUTHORITY PROMOTIONS AND MUCH MORE...AFTER GETTING ALL THE MONEY THEY WONT SIMPLY SHUT AND SIT...THEY STILL NEED MORE MONEY..WHAT A FUNNY GOVERNMENT...THEY WANT US TO BE HAPPY...SELFISH PEOPLES...|
|how can they block whole file sharing website. There may be some good contents in these websites.|
But the big question is who is making the call. Who is ordering or complaining to block these websites. or Indian government decides themselves what to block and what not to block.
These sites were blocked because someone like you and me uploaded some troll pics which had that italian biatch in them.
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