Still up on Demon
Perhaps I should ask BT for my Migration Access Codes
BT has glued shut conventional access to The Pirate Bay in the UK, which means all the major ISPs in Blighty have now complied with a High Court judge's order to block thepiratebay.se from their networks. Virgin Media was the first to comply with the order and O2-owner Telefonica, TalkTalk, Everything Everywhere and BSkyB all …
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When it said Pirate Bay has been cut off.... Oh my!
Then WTF am I looking at now!
Cut off? Yeah right...
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"The Register asked the BPI if it planned to take further action regarding TPB being hosted elsewhere on other IP addresses"
Your question was politely met with a "we have no comment to make on that at the moment" followed shortly by the sound of a surf getting a bollocking by a middle manager in the background as it was the first they had ever heard of it.
I'm sorry but I just copy and pasted what I thought was the normal address. The article did not state the header. In fact I have never downloaded anything from TPB but the fact that it is apparently blocked has made me inquisitive. IMO Hollywood churns out shite so why would I bother to download it?
For people that dont understand the internet and just use google to find things this will be a killer blow. They will just have to turn on their radio, subscribe to sky/spotify or go back to Mr Wong and his DVD case of the latest blockbusters.
For everyone else....
For people who use Google to find things, I'm pretty sure they'd carry on as normal using Google to find things, given it's as effective a tool at finding this stuff as TPB ever was/is. So I don't think Mr Wong and his hold-all of DVDs should get his hopes up and turn up to the Fox & Hound expecting a large increase in sales.
I'm pointing this out due to how laughable the situation is, but I noticed last night from an O2 connection that a certain large search engine still caches the content of TPB and allows you to "preview" it without even a flicker of the blocking armada, which seems insane as to the triviality of evasion.
Bin the post if necessary mods, just laughed when I noticed this and thought I'd share my amusement.
"there are plenty of workarounds for customers with internet access from the big telco players in Blighty"
Don't worry BPI, that's a vicious rumour with absolutely no basis in fact. The internets address of the crims has been permanently blocked forever so piracy is now finished and you can get back to promoting and producing top-quality audio entertainment.
Error - site blocked
That's it! If it was me, I'd have included information on why it was blocked and who to contact to complain. But then I guess it's just a default page used to block a range of things. Still a HTML comment saying "Who's a naughty boy then?" wouldn't have gone amiss
oh no, what ever will I do, I can no longer access the music and dvds I downloaded with so much love...
If anything I'm more annoyed because there's quite a few free applications (as in meant to be free, not ripped) linked on TPB. I used to use it because it was faster than a direct download from the sites. Ah well, back to kazaa for me.
"Sadly for record labels, cutting off thepiratebay.se won't prevent web surfers in the UK from accessing the music content elsewhere."
BT have cut off jack shit. They have just stood in the way and said 'no - naughty!'. That would be great if the world was in 1 dimension.. but sadly for them, and any fools like them, there are at least another three.
I noticed that the Ethiopian Governmint have just set their anti-democratic firewall to kill all VPN's and to drop the initial handshake of ToR negotiations; I bet the regime is blocking the hungry nation from downloading from PirateBay too! https://blog.torproject.org/blog/ethiopia-introduces-deep-packet-inspection (Ethiopian Telecoms seem to be owned/controlled by Orange/France_Telecom)
According to other French rumours the Amesys spinoff of Bull have just installed weaponiseable DPI systems called Eagle in Morocco (codenamed PopCorn), in Qatar (codename Finger) and maybe in 4 locations in mainland France (codename EAGDLP1101) There might be a trial about the Eagle system sold to Libya which, according to Bull spokespersons was used to attack terrorists and pedophiles in Libya, who then later became the new Libyan Council, seriously! (trial) http://www.fidh.org/Opening-of-a-judicial-inquiry
(DPI used against pedos) http://reflets.info/amesys-vendeur-darmes-numeriques-decomplexe/
According to internal Nokia Siemens Networks documents they have installed 90 humungous DPI 'monitoring centres' in 60 countries, including Iran, Bahrain...and I guess most of the EU. I have to guess because NSN seem to have lost some paperwork from when they transferred their DPI internet monitoring/blocking technology systems to a Guernsey based shell company who then transferred it to a Munich based company - on the opposite side of the street to NSN, that employed the same NSN engineers who sold and continue to maintain their Iranian DPI with software upgrades (contractually) but who have forgotten nearly everything else, allegedly. Who'd like to bet that UK has between one to four 'Eagles' or NSN 'monitoring centers'???
this is all open source stuff and I didn't post any work-arounds
Message from the spnsors: Given that the people at the helm of the entertainment industry are not stupid (stop the sniggering, or else), and with no other obvious agenda in sight, the only explanations is, that the entertainment business remains, in fact, deep in the pockets of those those nasty piratebay terrorists, and tries every means possible to spread this pirate evil, as seen in this latest clever ploy to publicize this disgusting pirate business.
Given BT et al provides paid for services, I'm quite sure they'd be perfectly happy to be rid of the huge volumes of torrent traffic as it would give them the capacity to offer even more IPTV services which they could charge for.
Don't for one minute assume they are happy to take your money just for the "fibre" - if they could make more money by charging for the programmes they would.
That one works on a Virgin Media connection, whereas the https one above doesn't.
Disclaimer: I have never downloaded anything from PirateBay or anywhere else (I don't have a bittorrent client and never have), but since this land-grab by the media industry, I'm determined to keep popping over to their homepage to show that I do not approve of censorship.
When will people learn about one of the oldest and most corrupt commercial strongholds ever to surface.. (I refer to that of Publishing.) again - open up your history books.. they (the publishing houses) have owned it all since music was squashed onto a paper thing call a PAGE with stuff called INK. and you had to pay a musician to hear it. That's of course when musicians were real people - not computers.
Metallica sue their fans.. People still buy their shitty little records.
As a race we deserve all we get. If people exercised taste and decency there would be no money-grabbing empires that just wanna milk the cash-cow for all it's worth..
Does anyone know, or can someone shed some light on how this is being implemented?
It is obviously not DNS level.
Is it that DPI that sTalk sTalk already have in place (HI, I'm a sTalk sTalk customer, in case you didn't guess).
Or some other method. I am a noob at these things and always hungry to learn more.
Please elucidate and enlighten me.
My understanding is that many of the ISPs have attached the block method to things like CleanFeed which block things on the "Internet Watch Foundation" blacklist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanfeed_(content_blocking_system)
The IWF has been saying for ages that their list only blocks people who might accidentally stumble across kiddy porn, and those who are actively looking for it aren't even slowed down. As you can see from this comment thread alone, this is most definitely the case with this block.
Other sites such as torrentfreak will gladly divulge such things. As it stands the UK has become more and more a police state where censorship and oppression are becoming the norm, that soon you won't be able to talk about anything not approved by the state.
Soon we will all have electronic tags implanted at birth to follow us everywhere and cameras in our domiciles to make sure we are not doing anything 'naughty'. You think I am joking? Just you wait.
"soon you won't be able to talk about anything not approved by the state"
Sadly you're right.
Between super-injuctions, the GCHQ snooper's charter, RIPA (which criminalises keeping your own passwords secret), UK data retention policies (a documented violation of the European Convention of Human Rights), "Forward Intelligence Team" secret police spying on every granny and her dog who ever waved a banner at a protest rally, the criminalisation of public photography (whilst hypocritically mounting surveillance cameras on every street corner), the Special Relationship® between the UK and the Fourth Reich of America (which basically transforms every Brit into an American citizen, for all legal intents and purposes - hello Gitmo and/or execution), and now the overhanging threat of prosecution for the heinous "crime" of supposedly "facilitating infringement", by merely having a conversation or linking to information, the United States of Blighty is beginning to feel like occupied France during WWII, and I'm starting to feel like I should join The Underground (a.k.a. Anonymous).
It's like the British public is engaged in a cold war with its own government (such as it is, since "the government" is now just "the corporations"). It's enough to make me wish the faux "terrorists", for whom many of these measures are supposedly implemented, would hurry up and win. Frankly an al-Qaeda government might be preferable, and I'm only half-kidding. It might be worth it just to get rid of the Lockheed Martins and MPAAs of the world.
In reality, all this austerity and oppression is actually for the benefit of the same (mainly) American Big Corporations (i.e. the real terrorists) that bankrupted our society in the first place, in both the moral and financial sense, whilst pursuing their insatiable lust for money and power.
Tssk. You mentioned "torrentfreak".
You must therefore be a circumvention device, an infringement facilitator, a Goddamn commie, hippie, freetard and quite possibly a terrorist, so you should be taken to Gitmo for a jolly good torturing immediately, along with every reader, contributor and employee of El Reg who has been tainted with your heresy, including... erm, me.
Click on the first link which is http://thepiratebay.se
Please ignore my first post as it is overly complex.
On a serious note, is it now a crime to discuss such things? If so then I shall only vote for a politician who will stand up against American interference in our laws.
Anyone listening? No not you George!
Here's an even more cunning workaround... the entire population should emigrate to a more democratic country, like China, for example. We might as well, after all we buy nearly everything from there anyway. Think of the savings on shipping costs!
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