Turkey bans Google's Blogger over soccer piracy

By Emil ยท 8 replies
Mar 6, 2011
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  1. A local court has banned Google's Blogger service in Turkey in response to a complaint by satellite TV firm Digiturk that streaming media feeds from local soccer games were appearing on multiple Blogger profiles. Unsurprisingly, Google criticized the move, given that everyone is suffering over a few people's illegal actions.

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  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    I cannot imagine being without YouTube and Blogger for 2 years... it's simply too much for my psyche to handle. Poor turks.
  3. Those serving on the turk's court are out of touch with reality; and it's not just turk courts, it's our own as well *geo*cough*cough*

    It must be age or they're thinking that those people are all hosted and using the same "website" and the court thought they are banning just That "website". *sigh*
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,097

    And here i thought that turks are smarted (although very annoying) than this.
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    As is always the case punish the many for the actions of a few. Overkill really but it seems to be the default response to problems these days, for all those that live in turkey, sucks to be you :p
  6. hamitaltintop22

    hamitaltintop22 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Big business wins again. Digiturk is a firm that gets rights to show soccer games from Ligtv. Private interest beats public interest any day. This is very different from the Youtube incident, because that was about historical public figures while this is about private business interests. The only similarity is Google.
  7. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    geo has nothing to do with this story, but IMO nobody has the right to tamper with Sony property. You may have bought that machine but you agree not to modify it in anyway. this Indy Dev BS. that just an excuse for pirates to get away with pirating games and should not be allowed to continue. I fully support Sony in what they are doing, however this article is not about SONY so lets leave that here.

    I think the entire legal system has to change. Different laws in different country should not apply on the internet. A worldwide slandered agreed by all country needs to be agreed in order to regulate the internet. I Agree the Internet needs some regulation however not be policed, A country should not be allowed to block internet access or censor websites. Yea you can get around these blocks but bah, that's hassle!

    No user should be banned from the Internet like some governments are suggesting if you are convicted of Software/ Media piracy.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    My long comment got removed?! now that is upsetting :( I spent a good 10 minutes writing that up! ;)
  9. indeed two years no youtube and i thought turkey is a free country...

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