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#1 PeteWhite

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:27

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-23408107

 

I see that Virgin media are already blocking eztv!




#2 Lord Method Man

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:31

Is there anything online that the UK *can* access?



#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:35

IMO these blocks are pointless, relay links are bound to multiply.



#4 Defiantly

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:39

Dare I ask? What is eztv?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:42

Dare I ask? What is eztv?

 

I think its a site for TV content like downloading series / episodes etc..

 

Anyhow can't believe virgin media already blocking it, that was fast..



#6 Javik

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:44

I've snagged a few of their releases but never been on their website before



#7 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:51

Is there anything online that the UK *can* access?

While they are blocked at an ISP level there are plenty of legal ways to get around that, like using Opera's Turbo mode or Hotspot Shield.



#8 Defiantly

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 14:03

I think its a site for TV content like downloading series / episodes etc..

 

Anyhow can't believe virgin media already blocking it, that was fast..

Oh, ok.  Figured it was some fort of prOn site.  :-)



#9 Brian M.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 14:06

Kinda ironic that the UK government is struggling to get ISPs to block violent/child porn, yet they're very quick to block anything that aids copyright infringement.

 

I guess the copyright holders have more ££ to throw at the government/courts than the organisations campaigning for things that actually *should* be blocked to be blocked.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 15:29

The difference is, blocks against sites like EZTV and Pirate Bay are the result of significant court action against specific sites that have to be evidenced etc, whereas the blocks they want against porn sites are generic ones that can be disabled.  Not even remotely the same thing.



#11 FunkyMike

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 15:46

The difference is, blocks against sites like EZTV and Pirate Bay are the result of significant court action against specific sites that have to be evidenced etc, whereas the blocks they want against porn sites are generic ones that can be disabled.  Not even remotely the same thing.

 

 

Soon enough it won't matter as it will just all melt into the same pot.



#12 Shiranui

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:48

Time to boycott Virgin.



#13 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:17

Time to boycott Virgin.

 

Why, for obeying the law and doing what a court has ordered them to do?



#14 Shiranui

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:25

Why, for obeying the law and doing what a court has ordered them to do?

 

Didn't read that bit.



#15 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:33

Didn't read that bit.

 
Next time, try actually following the link in the OP... It's actually specified right in the article title, you know...  "UK court orders block on two file-sharing sites"