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High Court orders major ISP to block usenet site due to piracy

By Rick · 15 replies
Jul 29, 2011
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  1. On Thusrday, the British High Court ruled that British Telecommunications, one of the largest ISPs in the world, must block public access to Newzbin2, a popular source for downloading illegitimate…

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  2. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    the answer is easy.

    boycott BT. which isn't very hard to do since they provide pretty crap speeds and crap prices.
  3. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    If i understand correctly, Which i do.

    This is just the beginning, But then again...British Telecommunication Customers can just use a proxy or get a vpn.

    Until the MPAA decides to ban that too. Which i'm pretty sure they are working on it.
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,172   +205

    BT are the most overhyped of the british isps.

    Over priced, over managed, And soon to lose a lot of customers it seems.
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    This will only be the start you can feel. Who knows now where the censorship could end.
  6. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    the good thing about the uk is we can switch isp's pretty quickly, and there's a million to choose from. a privilege unfortunately our fellow americans do not have.
  7. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +7


    Never tried this site before thanks for advertising it will start using it now :D
  8. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    I could not agree more with Peter Bradwell. The way we consume media has changed so the market has to change with it.

    I have comcast, my ONLY other option is verizon DSL...
  9. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    So when are they going to block access to Google?
  10. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    it seems with all the blocking that's going on around the world.... Proxy is becoming more and more reasonable solution. and i am not even talking about pirating. but simple sometimes when i watch too many netflix online, clocking in too much bandwidth at a time, my ISP somehow throttles down the speed. and this is not just me, other people have experienced this. Proxy solves the problem.
  11. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    Lol there's no use blovking websites. People will just use proxies and/or VPN's. There's no way to stop it unless they shutdown the internet entirely. Let me not give them any ideas lol. MPAA is just a group of people that sues a 70 year old woman when she barely knows how to click or surf websites, these are the people that sues dead people, these are the people that sued a 12 year old lil gurl.
  12. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 451   +21

    I am binsearch.info man myself…
  13. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    If the intent was to block the site for copyright violations, why should the court order apply only to BT and not the other British ISPs ?
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I have to agree, BT themselves are one of many ISPs in our country. There must be a hundred or more ISPs that run off of BT infastructure alone.

    BT speed or that of ADSL are usually crap anyway - its precisely why I've been a fibre-optic customer with Cambridge Cable/NTL/Virgin Media for more than a decade!

    Where I live now is a perfect example: BT's ADSL (or anyone else using ADSL) is like 2.2MB, or Virgin Media fibre-optic is 10/20/30/50/100MB... Erm, I'll take fibre-optic then! :haha:
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +794

    Yeah I don't get it either.

    BT called and said they have the fastest speed my house can get, 8Mb down, 512Kb up.
    In the real world I got 3038Kb down and 212Kb up.

    I then spoke to BE, my current provider, on the same line BT provided (which I have canceled because it really was apalling, Ping time to anything was always above 300ms)

    They said I can get a Annex M line if I wanted higher uploads. So I installed them and these are what I get.

    Annex A
    12.5Mb Down
    1.2Mb Up

    Annex M
    10.5 Down
    1.9 Up

    So my question is simple, Why can't the biggest ISP in the UK offer the fastest speeds? I mean, they have the network and the money for the tech?

    I just wish Virgin Media was possible down my road :( Although BE have really impressed me, My average ping to UK servers on TF is is between 7ms and 13ms!!!
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,541   +2,326

    So I take it you've never considered the whole "shareholder profits" versus "losses due to improvement to infrastructure" thing?

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