Three more UK file sharing sites become target of ISP blockade

Shawn Knight

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The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has asked multiple Internet service providers in the UK to block access to file sharing sites Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents. The BPI, a collective group that represents rights holders, says the sites are being...

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treetops

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If I share a movie with my bro over Google drive, will they shut google drive down? What is the legal difference if these torrent sites are not hosting files?
 

cliffordcooley

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The unnamed ISP said there was an initial dip in traffic but it recovered fully within just one week as new services were set up to access the site through other means.
No matter how many sites they block, there will always be a way around the block. They are wasting their time and money, attempting to stop the inevitable. I know I shouldn't but I find this all humorous.
 

Tygerstrike

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@treetops
Helping someone commit a crime is almost the same as commiting the crime yourself. The sites may not host the material, but the point you to EXACTLY who has the copy protected material. So in essence, everytime you downloaded copy protected material from places like TBP, TPB shares in the responsability as well as the person who downloaded it. Places like TPB and Mega help to facilitate the copying of protected material. Hope that helps clear it up a bit.
 

wujj123456

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@treetops
Helping someone commit a crime is almost the same as commiting the crime yourself. The sites may not host the material, but the point you to EXACTLY who has the copy protected material. So in essence, everytime you downloaded copy protected material from places like TBP, TPB shares in the responsability as well as the person who downloaded it. Places like TPB and Mega help to facilitate the copying of protected material. Hope that helps clear it up a bit.
If you think the entire mission of Google is to help pirates, I agree with you. But they are not. It's just a side effect of an open service. You logic is closer to saying all crime witnesses and victims are also criminals if they don't react to prevent the crime.
 

Pan Wah

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If you think the entire mission of Google is to help pirates, I agree with you. But they are not. It's just a side effect of an open service. You logic is closer to saying all crime witnesses and victims are also criminals if they don't react to prevent the crime.
Witnesses who don't react to prevent a crime ARE accessories to it, aren't they?