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    Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

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      Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      BBC News - Blocked piracy site list more than doubles after ruling

      The High Court has ordered the biggest batch yet of piracy websites to be blocked.

      Sites include:
      BitSoup
      IP Torrents
      Isohunt
      Sumotorrent
      Torrentdb
      Torrentfunk
      Torrentz
      Warez BB
      Rapid Moviez

      Twenty-one of the sites were a result of a court order prompted by the BPI, a music industry group.
      Many of the services hosted links to pirated software, TV shows and ebooks in addition to films and songs.
      The ISPs affected are Sky, BT, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin.
      Much more in the link.


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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      In a few years there's going to be so much blocked a vpn will be needed for most people..

      This is turning into the Great UK Firewall..

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      You could simply install a browser which allows you easy access to the Dark Net (i.e. Tor).

      There are a couple available and they allow you to circumvent all these childish blocks immediately.

      Just search 'pirate browser' or 'tor browser' and Hey Presto!

      Of course a well managed and well run VPN will also make it harder for GCHQ and NSA to monitor your communications as well.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      I can see the day coming when 'dark net' browsers are also banned.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      TBH i only just about know what torrents are (in theory) & have never used one of those sites.

      What caught my eye was the fact that the list of blocked sites has more than doubled in one big swoop.
      I guess the complaining organisations could have been saving them up for some time prior to submitting to the courts, or maybe the courts compiled a stack before issuing the orders?

      Either way, considering that the first block rulings began in 2012 & the list was at 40 before this latest batch, it does seem like quite a serious crack-down all of a sudden.

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      I can see the day coming when 'dark net' browsers are also banned.
      Maybe it will be like the good old days when spectrum owners would copy & distribute naughty cassette games, many having bought an 'original' copy from a vague ad in an obscure fanzine.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I can see the day coming when 'dark net' browsers are also banned.
      Considering that it was created by the US Navy in order for them to communicate in secret across the world, it would be a kick in the teeth for them.

      As more people use the Dark Net, the more it becomes a practical means to hide any traffic.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      It's odd. Not been much of a downloader, but the more they block, the more I want to look at methods of getting around it.

      Probably a childish attitude, but ..

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      Quote Originally Posted by batch_2001 View Post
      It's odd. Not been much of a downloader, but the more they block, the more I want to look at methods of getting around it.

      Probably a childish attitude, but ..
      ..Completely natural.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Considering that it was created by the US Navy in order for them to communicate in secret across the world, it would be a kick in the teeth for them.

      As more people use the Dark Net, the more it becomes a practical means to hide any traffic.
      I think they are already kicking themselves for allowing it to go 'wild'.

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      Re: Courts order isp's to block 53 more sites.

      Sure there is the 'rouge element' who are using it, and many have been caught and prosecuted for what they were doing, but since the intent was to increase the traffic and enable your own to become hidden, I guess they had to accept how it could be used.

      How did those people get caught though? If the dark net is supposed to hide everything, obviously it didn't do that good a job or there was something else which allowed the people running Silk Road, for example, to be caught.

      If course the likes of IS would be daft not to use the Dark Net too. However there are claims that they are being tracked so something is definitely amiss there too.

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