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India starts blocking file storage websites

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neo1911    795

What an idiotic move by the Department of Telecom (DOT). BTW, I am on MTNL and typing www.rapidshare.com shows me this:

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But typing rapidshare.com opens the website as normal. (They are not blocking it right?)

Users are complaining about other ISPs and Twitter should be abuzz!!

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I hope other countries don't follow suit.

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Worthington    0

Glad I don't live there. Other parts of Asia will likely follow suit, along with major countries in Europe.

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Techno_Funky    18

Huh! Who peed in their soup today :blink:

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primexx    372

Try changing your DNS to OpenDNS or Google and see if it's still blocked.

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pers3us    3

Huh! Who peed in their soup today :blink:

heh .. no Firefox eh?

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Techno_Funky    18

Using google DNS here and its still bocked.

Like Sanke said they have blocked sites as "www.rapidshare.com" but if you directly type in rapidshare.com it opens.

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Victor Rambo    5,867

Opening fine for me. (MTNL Delhi User)

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Techno_Funky    18

heh .. no Firefox eh?

There you go :p

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Nope blocked, MTNL Mumbai here.

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    648

Such freaking idiots. Why are they blocking entire domains? I couldn't download some legitime Windows hotfixes by request (HFRs) yesterday from mediafire.com. India ALWAYS has this problem every once in a while. Last time, they blocked the entire Blogger domain instead of blocking whatever specific blog at Blogger they wanted to block. LOSERS. And the reason is the lamest I've ever heard

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Saurabh32    3

i think that they are not currently restricting https pages.

so try to connect rapidshare with https://www.rapidshare.com/

also change ur DNS to opendns or google as primexx said

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guru    319
That aside, this is not the first time that India has faced Internet censorship from ISPs with several Indian ISPs recently blocking Typepad.com, Mobango.com and Clickatell.com without warning in March this year, claiming that it was ordered by DoT to do so, while the latter revealed in an RTI request filed by Medianama that it hadn?t ordered ISPs to block the sites in question.

http://thenextweb.com/in/2011/07/21/indian-isp-airtel-starts-blocking-file-sharing-websites/?awesm=tnw.to_1A4VJ&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=tnw.to-other&utm_source=direct-tnw.to&utm_content=spreadus_master

however, this time it seems to be govt directive.

seriously wtf?

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simrat    483

Working fine here ( BSNL Chandigarh user ).

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FE4RL3SS    1

Yet again governments controlling the internet and media. So much for free speech and freedom of the internet eh? :p

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Growled    3,880

So block a whole domain just because one movie studio got their panties twisted? Wicked.

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liju    14

Everything fine here. I'm on BSNL (National Internet Backbone - II), Kerala.

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Legendkiller    0

My link

Working fine here. Don't quite understand the need for this topic............Should have checked facts, before saying that "India has blocked (all) file storage websites"..................you are listing only rapidshare here, that's not the only file-sharing website..... :angry:

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neo1911    795

^^ Way to crash into a party after it's over. If it wasn't for all the online buzz, this would have got out of hand. If you never knew, almost all file sharing websites were banned by Airtel and Reliance 2 days ago. It was first reported on broadbandforum.in. Bandwidth is still expensive in India. The real reason for these ISP's was to save their own bandwidth. For ISP's it's like aiming by keeping gun on some one else's shoulder.

Get the real picture.

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Legendkiller    0

I live in Delhi and use Airtel and so do many of my friends..........and its certainly not blocked.......and also by posting this on a global forum.......will not make the PM sit up and take notice.....

Go and use torrent websites to download ur stuff...........

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Techno_Funky    18

I live in Delhi and use Airtel and so do many of my friends..........and its certainly not blocked.......and also by posting this on a global forum.......will not make the PM sit up and take notice.....

Go and use torrent websites to download ur stuff...........

Huh! WTF! are you Daft or something, please just go back to the cave you just came from.

And FYI! this is also front page news on Neowin, go figure.

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Legendkiller    0

Huh! WTF! are you Daft or something, please just go back to the cave you just came from.

And FYI! this is also front page news on Neowin, go figure.

Really typical of people who spend their days chatting and using "funky" language that you just used............ :p :D . good on you mate. :D

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