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ZOMBIE06
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WEB FILTERS

i have just switched from a different isp now that i have switched to plus net i am unable to go on some websites i used to be able to go on before is there anyway of turning off the web filtering on here i have turned off all the plus net protect service and im still unable to go on there any help would be appreciated and im talking about torrent sites in general

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Re: WEB FILTERS

what specific websites can't you access?
plusnet block certain sites according to court orders applied to BT (as plusnet use BT as their provider).
there is nothing you can do to revert those blocks.

TPB isn't blocked
RARBG is blocked
SCNSRC is blocked (this is a recent addition)
ZOMBIE06
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Re: WEB FILTERS

well the isp i had before was utility warehouse which used the same line i also have the same phone number so dont make sence why it would be blocked now im trying to access torrentday

 

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Yes torrentday is a blocked page Sad

 

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Re: WEB FILTERS

torrentday is blocked in the united kingdom by a court order of the MPAA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_websites_blocked_in_the_United_Kingdom#Court_ordered_implement...

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ZOMBIE06
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Re: WEB FILTERS

how do i unblock it and why is it blocked i switched isp but the line is still the same bt line i had before it shouldnt have been blocked just from switching 

ZOMBIE06
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Re: WEB FILTERS

i switched to plus net 3 days a go and i was on it then i can go on it on my phone as long as i use data so it cant be blocked in the uk 

 

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Re: WEB FILTERS

It is blocked (along with hundreds of other file sharing sites) due to copyright infringement and the courts telling the major ISPs to block these websites. I imagine that your previous ISP did not have these restrictions in place because they are a relatively small ISP and was not ordered to block those sites by the courts.

Your phone mobile connection will be able to get to those sites because there are no blocks on that network and it is seperate from your Plusnet broadband.

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@ZOMBIE06 wrote:

how do i unblock it and why is it blocked


 

How? Easy, you raise several millions of dollars, hire many expensive lawyers and sue the copyright holders that have had access to torrent sites blocked an demand they reverse their actions to have them unblocked when you succeed in suing them... Smiley

 

Why? Simple, music, TV & movie industries don't want to lose their profits to free-for-all downloading sites that offer entire collections of pretty much everything they've produced, even if you've already bought them on a physical media and don't want to go through the hassle of ripping them to digital files to use on a media server. That's how the legal system works, those with the most money get their way... Smiley

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VPN's are not illegal but accessing banned sites through the use of them would be.

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@jaread83 wrote:

It is blocked (along with hundreds of other file sharing sites) due to copyright infringement and the courts telling the major ISPs to block these websites. I imagine that your previous ISP did not have these restrictions in place because they are a relatively small ISP and was not ordered to block those sites by the courts.



a question i would ask is... did Plusnet have a court order placed against them to block scnsrc?
or was the court order applied to BT and plusnet have blocked the site due to BT blocking it?
If so, plusnet users are being affected by a court order that has been applied to a different ISP.

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no further comment from plusnet i see... no surprises there.
they do like to hide behind their parent.
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Re: WEB FILTERS

We use BT for much of our transit and peering so by proxy, any blocking applied has the potential to affect Plusnet customers. There will be ways around it, but that's not a discussion for here really Wink

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Re: WEB FILTERS

i'm not sure that any plusnet user should be getting affected "by proxy" though, afterall we pay plusnet for service, not BT.
and i'm not entirely that it is the case anyway.
TPB is blocked by BT (from when i last checked), but isn't blocked on plusnet, so clearly plusnet aren't simply applying anything that BT does carte blanche.