Pirate Domains Added to British ISP BlocklistsAdded: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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.extratorrent.cc, 2015
The unofficial “pirate” blocklist of the United Kingdom was refilled with dozens of new domains. Aside from several Popcorn Time-related links, torrent, streaming and proxy “unblocker” services have also been banned. Today local Internet service providers block several hundred URLs, yet public announcements are a rare event.
High Court orders required 6 of the major broadband providers in the country to block access to dozens of the world’s largest torrent websites and streaming portals. The blacklist was formed back in April 2012, when the BPI managed to get a court order to block TPB in the country. Then the MPA added Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 to the list. Half a year later, Kickass, H33T and Fenopy were also blocked, followed by Movie2K and EZTV. The Premier League joined the blockers in 2013, with a court order against First Row Sports.
For the last three and a half year, the content creators have been obtaining blocking orders covering hundreds of websites, in the attempt to prevent or reduce infringement of their rights. However, nobody knows how successful these attempts are. Besides, that’s not the only thing being kept quiet – the copyright owners keep adding new domains and links to existing court orders, without any public announcements made to advise the public.
Apparently, October has been a particularly busy month in the United Kingdom on the web blocking front: the copyright owners added about 90 URLs to the blacklist, including official sites, clones, fakes, proxies and assorted mirrors. So, the rightsowners are continuing with their strategy of targeting not only main domains, but also other services that could facilitate access by another route.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
|Sounds like they can block domains/sites/URL's at their leisure. Wonder how long it will take before this becomes a problem.|
|posted by (2015-10-24 06:25:49)|
|posted by (2015-10-24 23:19:32)|
|As long as I can still get here, I'm not worried||
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