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UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

Midnight_Caller
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UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Torrent Freak"]
UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies
Several UK Internet providers have quietly added a list of new sites to their secretive anti-piracy blocklists. Following in the footsteps of Sky, the first ISP to initiate a proxy blockade, Virgin, BT and several other providers now restrict access to several torrent site proxies. The surprise isn’t really that proxies have been added to the blocklist, but that the music industry and ISPs are failing to disclose which sites are being banned.
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Re: UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

In the world of free communication this is no surprise  Wink
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Re: UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

Are Plusnet planning to do this blocking thing?
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Re: UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

Plusnet aren't covered by the original court order which is reported on the original link as being
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Following High Court orders, six UK ISPs are required to block subscriber access to several of the world’s largest torrent sites.
Obviously blocking access isn't just blocking the relevant IP address but also any proxies, of which they are aware, which are set up to get round the court order
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Re: UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies

No doubt there will be those who find some way around this.