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

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

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Dare I ask? What is eztv?

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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..

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

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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.

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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.  :-)

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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

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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.

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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.

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Time to boycott Virgin.

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Time to boycott Virgin.

 

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

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

 

Didn't read that bit.

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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"

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

 

Just because it's the law doesn't always make it right.

 

I boycott Orange because of some miserable b***h on customer services, they obeyed the law but I still boycotted them :)

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Just because it's the law doesn't always make it right.

 

I boycott Orange because of some miserable b***h on customer services, they obeyed the law but I still boycotted them :)

 

Eztv were making it possible for people to watch copyrighted content without paying the copyright holder for it, that's neither legal nor morally right.

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Eztv were making it possible for people to watch copyrighted content without paying the copyright holder for it, that's neither legal nor morally right.

 

Oh, you're one of those types.

 

Way I see it, if the show airs on a channel I normally get anyway, what's the difference if I download it later?

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Now block Google and Bing. Thanks.

 

EZTV does not host material on their servers, they are a linking service, just like any search engine out there. 

 

Blocking sites is not the right way to go. Maybe the content holders should start thinking other ways to spread their material instead of the TV or $20 DVDs.

 

EDIT: Oh wait, EZTV does host some things on their servers, free movies (Actual free movies)

 

But I guess Floating also believes that HBO, Lionsgate etc have all the right to file a DMCA takedown notice on TPB-AFK movie which they have no right on and which Google is actively blocking from their engine? HBO has what right on another independent director film exactly? If I was that director Id go straight after HBO into court for that stuff.

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Oh, you're one of those types.

 

Way I see it, if the show airs on a channel I normally get anyway, what's the difference if I download it later?

 

The way you see it doesn't cut the mustard. A TV channel pays for that show, and hosts adverts to recoup their costs and make a little money.  You're not seeing the ads which pay for the show, therefore you're seeing the content without paying for it (you pay by watching the adverts).  

 

Don't get me wrong, I do this too when I can't obtain the show another way; but I'm under NO illusion as to the legality of what I'm doing.  If people continue to do this, the people who make the shows are going to stop making them because they're not earning enough money to make it worth doing so.  I would gladly pay to download and watch the few shows I do grab, if I could.  The only shows I ever have zero guilt about downloading are BBC made shows, because as a TV licensee, I -have- paid for those shows.

 

Whilst EZTV aren't hosting the illegal content themselves, they ARE enabling people to access it much easier.  Therefore, whilst the site can't be shut down directly, they CAN take the route of making it harder for the average person to access it.

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The way you see it doesn't cut the mustard. A TV channel pays for that show, and hosts adverts to recoup their costs and make a little money.  You're not seeing the ads which pay for the show, therefore you're seeing the content without paying for it (you pay by watching the adverts).  

 

Don't get me wrong, I do this too when I can't obtain the show another way; but I'm under NO illusion as to the legality of what I'm doing.  If people continue to do this, the people who make the shows are going to stop making them because they're not earning enough money to make it worth doing so.  I would gladly pay to download and watch the few shows I do grab, if I could.  The only shows I ever have zero guilt about downloading are BBC made shows, because as a TV licensee, I -have- paid for those shows.

 

Whilst EZTV aren't hosting the illegal content themselves, they ARE enabling people to access it much easier.  Therefore, whilst the site can't be shut down directly, they CAN take the route of making it harder for the average person to access it.

 

 

In theory there is no difference to downloading a TV show as there is recording it on SKY Plus 

 

as when recorded on SKY plus i skip the adverts then too lol

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In theory there is no difference to downloading a TV show as there is recording it on SKY Plus 

 

as when recorded on SKY plus i skip the adverts then too lol

 

You pay a subscription for Sky, which counts for most of the cost of the shows you're watching.  Also, Sky Plus records the adverts as well, you then choosing to skip them is up to you, but they were still recorded. Either way, as a subscriber, you've paid.

 

However, the "fee" you've paid doesn't grant you the rights to then distribute that content.

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Freeview and PVR- no subscription + skip adverts.

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Yeah i don't understand the people saying this is wrong, if you want to illegal gain access to copywrited media then that is your choice but don't slam a company for following a court order into protecting copywrited media. 

 

I remember when I cancelled my Sky Movies subscription, the women on the phone made a point in telling me that If I do this, then any recorded movies will also stop working as I am giving up my right to watch sky movies by unsubscribing. This just highlights this, just because you have the right to watch what is on through whatever service you have, doesn't mean you have the right to own that material. 

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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

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