UK Will Block More Pirate SitesAdded: Monday, March 30th, 2015
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The largest British ISPs are now required to block over 100 piracy related websites, according to the recent High Court order. The order was handed down on behalf of the music industry and targets a number of MP3 download services and a search engine for the well-known cyberlocker Mega.co.nz.
6 British Internet service providers are demanded to block access of their customers to more “pirate” websites. These efforts of the entertainment industry started three years ago, and the list keeps growing. In the most recent move, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has teamed up with music licensing outfit Phonographic Performance Limited and obtained a court order that targets a number of MP3 download websites.
This move added 17 more sited to the UK blocklist, thus bringing the total number of blocked websites to 110. Almost all of those newly blocked services are MP3 search engines, but one of them is a search engine for the Mega cloud storage service founded by Kim Dotcom.
Several days ago, major UK ISPs including Sky, BT and Virgin implemented the new changes to prevent their subscribers from reaching those websites. Soon all other ISPs are also expected to follow suit.
It is known that British broadband providers have given up on defending their position in court, so it’s now just a formality for rights owners to block a pirate site in the country, though such efforts are not cheap. For example, the rumors are that even an unopposed application for a blocking order would costs rights owners about £14,000 per website. If this were true, then the total costs of the requesting parties would exceed a million pounds.
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Monday, March 30th, 2015
|Don't see the point most just end up using proxys|
|A dark day not just for England but for all of the UK.|
|posted by (2015-03-31 06:00:28)|
|LOL dark day for the UK? Never!! 110 sites blocked? phah!! What do they expect to stop the dozen or so people who dont really know what they are doing on the internet, but still download. PROXY! VPN. UK can stuff off. You will never block anyone anywhere!! NO matter what you do!! pathetic!! All the money wasted trying to do something because you think it makes you look good Camarooooon . I know house bricks who got more internet/computer sense that you!! GIVE UP!!!!!!|
|Government please save us from the bad Internet people!!|
|And yet youtube thrives ...... hmmmmmm|
|posted by (2015-03-31 14:27:04)|
|So whats the Best Free V P N or Proxy ? ? and what do we do if VPN/Proxy gets blocked ? ?|
|posted by (2015-03-31 17:28:18)|
|virgin media has been doing this for ages in the uk just look around theres plenty of ways to get on them|
|posted by (2015-03-31 18:03:12)|
|lol! when will this never end .. what a waste of resources!|
|2 posted by shivababa (2015-03-31 03:37:08)|
A dark day not just for England but for all of the UK.
Wow what an intelligent comment! No wonder we want independece! You wouldn't have an extra copy of chromosome 21, would you??
|posted by (2015-04-01 04:44:32)|
|just pay for a vpn there under £40.00 a year in the uk, dont bother with the free ones as your sharing connection speeds making it unbearable to use sometimes.. dont be tight pay for it, trust me its worth every penny, and use seedbox as well if downloading....|
lots of companies out there to buy from , see which one is best for your usage etc...
|posted by (2015-04-01 17:01:49)|
|for all those that don't know this yet. all you need to do is install and open (opera mini) browser. once on the start page click on the opera sign (the big O top left) then select TURBO MODE. all done. (opera has its own vpn) better still it doesn't cost a penny and you can visit all blocked/banned websites. (don't believe that its that simple? give it a try.|
|tjq1985, since you don't know how much more a VPN service does for you than TOR, you shouldn't be calling anyone else childish names. Hint: Tor only gives you anonymous access via web browser (a web browser the FBI and NSA have already managed to hack); VPN covers ALL your traffic...like uTorrent, for instance.|
|posted by (2015-04-02 19:07:03)|
|after all the bad news about blocking pirate sites in the uk, there a good news David Cameron found out he's related to Kim Kardashian now ain't that good news|
|@6 trying out Zenmate browser plugin this week and all proxy servers work well with unlimited data and free,if uploading pay for a vpn and make it the best you can afford. (:^D)|
|posted by (2015-04-06 08:18:23)|
|well you get what you pay for, when it comes to internet security like VPN i don't mind paying, and have had very little trouble since i started with PIA. As for some of the less intelligent comments made here, well fukkk em I'd rather be safe than sorry...||
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