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#31 FlintyV

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:27

You can access TPB in the UK using no workarounds ?

Which ISP ?


Plusnet which is part of BT.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:28

What's funny is that this blocking comes right after this study:

Music sales are not affected by web piracy, study finds

A report published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre claims that music web piracy does not harm legitimate sales.

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies examined the online habits of 16,000 Europeans.

They also found that freely streamed music provided a small boost to sales figures.

"It seems that the majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our sample would not have been purchased if illegal downloading websites were not available to them," wrote the researchers in their report, Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data.


Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-21856720

But of course when do these media companies care about facts? They're more interested in shoving money into their pockets than actually getting with the times and improving the availability of their products.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:29

Plusnet which is part of BT.


And you're not using any proxy or VPN? (Or Opera turbo mode)

Weird, I'm with BT and all except H33T from the so far blocked sites, are blocked

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:30

And you're not using any proxy or VPN? (Or Opera turbo mode)

Weird, I'm with BT and all except H33T from the so far blocked sites, are blocked


Nope all still working.. even using the provided modem with all standard settings.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:33

Nope all still working.. even using the provided modem with all standard settings.


Nice :) I thought every single UK ISP had buckled under the anti-pirates evil glare, I know BT asked for longer before blocking TPB but eventually did block it.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 00:10

Turbo mode uses Operas servers to compress websites to speed up mobile browsing and slow connections, essentially you are using opera servers as a proxy.


So there is a way around the block. Like usual.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 13:39

Main Kat.ph site is blocked, but as the internet always does work wonders there are plenty of other ways to still get on it, only thing that ****ed me off is that i am now unable to log in and continue my reputation, but i suppose being able to watch what i want is more important!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:35

You can access TPB in the UK using no workarounds?

Which ISP?


I don't get blocked either. My ISP is ADSL24 (a.k.a Entanet).

Only the largest UK ISPs have to comply with the court order. That means BT, Everything Everywhere, Sky/O2/Be, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:44

Main Kat.ph site is blocked, but as the internet always does work wonders there are plenty of other ways to still get on it, only thing that ****ed me off is that i am now unable to log in and continue my reputation, but i suppose being able to watch what i want is more important!


"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
- John Gilmore, TIME Article in 1993

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:02

It's virtually impossible to 100% block sites without crippling the rest of the net from that particular country or ISP, and even then I doubt it would be 100% possible

Only people who type the URL and get a blocked message then give up are actually blocked, and those people are very unlikely the ones who are pirating anything significant, if at all

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:10

I don't see how people wouldn't hear of certain torrent sites, or do they just pick one and just use it till it's blocked, then figure out a different one to use?
I use Google for my torrent searches, wayyy more results. Plus you get an idea of what torrent sites there are, and which seem better/more popular, etc. etc.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:13

Do people still use public trackers ?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:16

Do people still use public trackers ?

I use public and private, whatever has the results.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:35

what about the Tor bundle?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:37

what about the Tor bundle?


I've watched and read quite a few different things about Tor, personally it looks more dangerous than helpful imo