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High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block More Torrent Sites 133

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from TorrentFreak: "The website blocking phenomenon has continued today in the UK, with the High Court adding three major torrent sites to the country's unofficial ban list. Following complaints from the music industry led by the BPI, the Court ordered the UK's leading Internet service providers to begin censoring subscriber access to Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy." Unlike when the Pirate Bay was blocked, none of the ISPs contested this. They did, however, refuse to block things without a court order. Looks like the flood gates have been opened. On the topic of filesharing, Japan arrested 27 file sharers, using the recent changes to their copyright law that allow criminal charges to be brought against file sharers.
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High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block More Torrent Sites

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  • Fun times (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 28, 2013 @04:27PM (#43038633)

    When the law begins to not represent the morals and wishes of the people. The Australian tax payers are building a high speed fibre optic content distribution system that will allow content producers to sell us their copyrighted product and they have the gall to claim that we will be using it for piracy.

    FUCK you content producers, I'm going to lobby the government that we should be taxing copyrighted content to subsidise the delivery system that the people have paid for,

  • Re:the future... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SuricouRaven ( 1897204 ) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @04:34PM (#43038725)

    Or possibly sneakernet. You can get 1TB external USB drives cheap now, and can fit a lot of piracy on one of those. Every school, college and workplace will have a Knock-Off Nigel ready to swap drives.

  • Re:VPN FTW! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by letherial ( 1302031 ) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @05:30PM (#43039381)

    VPN is easy to use, we as information liberators need to educate the rest of the 85% on how to get around this.

    Airvpn is the best i think, easy to use and quite affordable, as a bonus they also accept BTC []

  • Re:How is this done? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SuricouRaven ( 1897204 ) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @05:36PM (#43039457)

    It's not actually a DPI system, though your close: It's a transparent HTTP proxy. The packet filter just directs traffic to port 80 on blacklisted hosts to the transparent proxy box, and the transparent proxy then filters on specific URLs. If it were a true DPI system, requests would still appear to originate from the correct IP address and we wouldn't have seen the wikipedia incident happen. Transparent proxying changes the source IP, which can be very disruptive to anti-vandal/troll systems and really mess with log analysis.

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