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suityou01
2nd June 2012, 10:34
A friend of mine is beside himself now that Sky have blocked access to this site. Internet censorship is on our shores.

Are there any other sites blocked by ISPs in the UK or is this the first??

amcdonald
2nd June 2012, 11:00
Demonoid seems safe for now, but I'm sure we'll keep moving on to other sites

suityou01
2nd June 2012, 11:34
Demonoid seems safe for now, but I'm sure we'll keep moving on to other sites

I'll pass that on to him :)

Sockpuppet
2nd June 2012, 11:40
A friend of mine is beside himself now that Sky have blocked access to this site. Internet censorship is on our shores.

Are there any other sites blocked by ISPs in the UK or is this the first??

There are lots. Mostly based on the IWF blocking lists (kiddy porn). Newzbin was blocked last year (or was it the year before) after a court case.

suityou01
2nd June 2012, 12:10
There are lots. Mostly based on the IWF blocking lists (kiddy porn). Newzbin was blocked last year (or was it the year before) after a court case.

oh. Didn't think of that. Internet censorship can stay. :o

NickFitz
2nd June 2012, 15:10
Newzbin was blocked last year (or was it the year before) after a court case.

Thank god our legal overlords are protecting from the perils of Usenet. Let's hope nobody does something utterly devious like moving the site to another domain, such as http://www.newzbin2.es/.

AtW
2nd June 2012, 15:37
Internet censorship is on our shores.

I don't think you understand what censorship really is, kiddo.

MarillionFan
2nd June 2012, 15:57
I've been using Kat.ph but to be honest everytime I try and download something now my ISP restricts my broadband. If I leave something to download overnight, you can guarantee that I've got no broadband in the morning.

MarillionFan
2nd June 2012, 15:58
Not blocked where I am at the moment though!

nomadd
2nd June 2012, 17:06
A friend of mine is beside himself now that Sky have blocked access to this site. Internet censorship is on our shores.

Usenet, FTW. End of.

minestrone
2nd June 2012, 20:12
At some point in the future there will be some kind of split to the web. Media companies will eventually crowd in and control the ISPs. BT and SKY sell on demand TV and will be looking to stop the free for all downloads. I expect of course "ha ha that will never happen you idiot" comments but I predict in the next 5 years the web to be more tightly controlled.

Cliphead
2nd June 2012, 20:16
A proxy is yer friend :smokin

OwlHoot
3rd June 2012, 08:44
A friend of mine is beside himself now that Sky have blocked access to this site. Internet censorship is on our shores.

Are there any other sites blocked by ISPs in the UK or is this the first??

I can't understand why film companies don't try and "drown out" illegal downloads of their films from places like uTorrent by themselves downloading dozens of sabotaged copies of the films, for example copies that play fine for the first 20 minutes and then turn to gibberish, sort of digital "chaff" and at the same time a taster of the film.

Also, with usenet someone who knows what they are doing can send a cancel message to stop another message from circulating further, although I believe not all usenet servers honour these. But I've sometimes seen multi-part RAR files of a film with just enough missing parts to make the set useless; so perhaps some film companies are clued up enough to use cancel messages.

nomadd
3rd June 2012, 08:49
A secure proxy is yer friend :smokin

Fixed. :D

scooby
3rd June 2012, 08:50
I can't understand why film companies don't try and "drown out" illegal downloads of their films from places like uTorrent by themselves downloading dozens of sabotaged copies of the films, for example copies that play fine for the first 20 minutes and then turn to gibberish, sort of digital "chaff" and at the same time a taster of the film.

Also, with usenet someone who knows what they are doing can send a cancel message to stop another message from circulating further, although I believe not all usenet servers honour these. But I've sometimes seen multi-part RAR files of a film with just enough missing parts to make the set useless; so perhaps some film companies are clued up enough to use cancel messages.

Madonna did that on the release of her last album!

Binary newsgroups work for me, and isnt throttled like p2p...

nomadd
3rd June 2012, 08:53
Madonna did that on the release of her last album!

Yes, but anything that shortens her performances is considered a blessing.

hyperD
3rd June 2012, 09:46
Usenet, FTW. End of.

WNS

SimonMac
3rd June 2012, 10:07
*cough* try browsing VIA ip rather than hostname *cough*

Paddy
3rd June 2012, 11:51
Pot kettle and black

The Edison Movie Monopoly (http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/edison_trust.htm)

Sysman
3rd June 2012, 13:35
Also, with usenet someone who knows what they are doing can send a cancel message to stop another message from circulating further, although I believe not all usenet servers honour these. But I've sometimes seen multi-part RAR files of a film with just enough missing parts to make the set useless; so perhaps some film companies are clued up enough to use cancel messages.

Many news servers have ignored cancel messages for years, because it was open to abuse. However I think if you nip in fast enough you can cancel a message on the news server you use before it gets propagated to others. Maybe some companies have accounts on lots of news providers and do a lot of monitoring.

d000hg
3rd June 2012, 14:44
I can't understand why film companies don't try and "drown out" illegal downloads of their films from places like uTorrent by themselves downloading dozens of sabotaged copies of the films, for example copies that play fine for the first 20 minutes and then turn to gibberish, sort of digital "chaff" and at the same time a taster of the film.I thought they did all the time... and also people put up viruses and fake versions, etc. I assume these sites all let users rate the content so the real ones end up being very obvious.

Old Hack
6th June 2012, 10:56
Proxy....

Support Monkey
6th June 2012, 11:57
I am with virgin and they blocked pirates bay a few weeks back, took me 20 minutes to bypass it so unless their gonna block every proxy site its completely pointless, but then their probably just making it look like their doing something

Lockhouse
6th June 2012, 12:03
Usenet, FTW. End of.

WNS +2

SupremeSpod
6th June 2012, 12:09
I am with virgin and they blocked pirates bay a few weeks back, took me 20 minutes to bypass it so unless their gonna block every proxy site its completely pointless, but then their probably just making it look like their doing something

They're, their, there - three different words which aren't interchangeable.