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Censorship United Kingdom

BT Ordered To Block Usenet Binaries Index 308

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the keeping-you-free-one-ip-at-a-time dept.
First time accepted submitter eyeoftheidol writes "A judge in the UK has ordered the ISP BT to block access to filesharing site Newzbin2 within 14 days. From the article: 'Wednesday's court order also allows for the blocking of any other IP or internet address that the operators of the Newzbin2 site might look to use to continue to offer copyrighted content to users. In addition the court said BT must foot the bill for the cost of implementing the web block on Newzbin2.'"
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BT Ordered To Block Usenet Binaries Index

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  • Fight Club (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DreadPiratePizz (803402) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @10:12AM (#37843636)
    Looks like someone's been breaking the first two rules of Usenet!
  • This is it, then (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Catbeller (118204) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @10:21AM (#37843750) Homepage

    The end of the internet, as I used to prophesize on Slashdot over ten years ago. It will become cable TV and a wiretapped phone, along with the history of everything we access. And with IPV6, we will get assigned personal IPs - there will be enough for every amoeba on the planet to be tracked. And don't bother telling us about how we will hack around it- that will be an international felony, and they will show us what happens to people who think they're cute. Ask Kevin Mitnick or Assange.

  • Re:Totally insane! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DarkOx (621550) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @10:30AM (#37843842) Journal

    I think you mean as would mean only the address 0 to most of us. I agree with you though considering almost any other address *might* get used to tunnel traffic or host news they must stop permitting access to the Internet.

  • by AlXtreme (223728) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @10:53AM (#37844190) Homepage Journal

    Your use of future tense surprises me.

  • by ciderbrew (1860166) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @10:57AM (#37844266)
    No. The book isn't a book. It's a list of books. It has not been taken. It is not even a copy. Well, are you making a copy of this by reading and clicking about.
    Ban Google please. That make lists of lists of lists.
  • by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @11:04AM (#37844374)

    You know damn good and well their intent is to aid you in downloading stuff you would otherwise have to pay for, for free.

    To quote one of my favorite Simpson's lines, do they give the Nobel Prize out for attempted chemistry?

  • Re:And next.. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by cavreader (1903280) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @12:14PM (#37845264)
    " stopping terrorist acts by searching people before boarding planes" When it comes to terrorist attacks the fear is not so much about the attack itself it is about who gets blamed for letting the attack succeed in the first place. We never blame the actual terrorists anymore we only blame those who didn't prevent the attack from succeeding. I have not heard of anyone filling lawsuits against Al-Qaeda or any of it's brethren. Instead the airlines get sued and any government official (local or national) any where in the vicinity gets hammered for incompetence.
  • by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Wednesday October 26, 2011 @12:27PM (#37845440)

    Don't get me wrong, I like downloading copyrighted stuff for free as much as the next guy, but I find it peculiar that otherwise smart people try to argue that what The Pirate Bay or Newzbin or whoever is doing is just offering up "indexes" or "text files" or what have you. You know damn good and well their intent is to aid you in downloading stuff you would otherwise have to pay for, for free.

    So where do you think the line should be drawn? How many layers of linking or indexing are required before we stop considering it to be illegal? If I post a link to a TPB page, which links to a torrent, is that a crime? What if I post a link to that link?

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"