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Postby SD » Fri Jun 29, 2012 16:25 UTC

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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby AG » Fri Jun 29, 2012 16:48 UTC

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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Fri Jun 29, 2012 18:02 UTC

AG wrote:whoops


Whoops indeed. I'm with BT, and they were the last ISP to block it. Because this is totally going to stop not-quite-so-legal-as-it-possibly-could-be downloading in the UK :)
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby Apocalypse » Fri Jun 29, 2012 18:15 UTC

That sux SD :(
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Fri Jun 29, 2012 21:19 UTC



Yea, it's a fucking shame to see censorship of this kind in a civilized country. I guess they are trying hard to turn both UK and US into banana republics. Anyway fuck those gov commie fags, you can easily bypass this block, because you know, blocks by them are equally retarded as they are, hence very easy to bypass. :-D

http://piratereverse.info/proxy/list.html (i like this site)
https://tpb.pirateparty.org.uk/ (real pirate party)
http://www.piratebayproxylist.com/

via hosts: http://piratereverse.info/proxy/windowshost.html

more: https://ixquick.com/do/search?q=tpb+reverse+proxy (ixquick does not track ips, also offers proxy for search results)

Since TPB only serves .magnet/.torrent files it really doesn't matter if a bit of traffic goes thru proxy. After it is downloaded, your torrent client connects to people directly. Btw, some US ISPs are also involved in this soviet-style faggotry and they block P2P traffic. In that case it is good to set uTorrent (or any client) to only accept and allow encrypted connections. You get a bit less seeders, but it is more secure.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Mon Jul 02, 2012 07:14 UTC

OK, ffs are you all brainwashed already? You like censorship? Are you scared to call your gov fags, or to answer to someone who does? What else they can be when they censor your info. :)

Some feedback would be appreciated, so i know what to recommend to others elsewhere.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Tue Jul 03, 2012 16:01 UTC

Ha sorry for the lack of response, I just couldn't think of a way to phrase it any better than you did! pirateparty - thumbs up!
And yes, this stupid block is very easy to get around. Even though I posted about this, I don't use TPB all that much, only if some torrent file I want happens to be listed from their site first, then I go there. More often I find my self at extratorrent or KAT.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Wed Jul 04, 2012 06:27 UTC

You should look into usenet with SSL access. Few sites to check, just to see what's there:
http://binsearch.info/ (search engine)
http://nzb.cc/ (search engine)
http://omgwtfnzbs.com/
http://nzbmatrix.com/
http://www.nzbsrus.com/

Some are for registered users only, which is good, they keep spammers out and all stuff listed is clean and verified. For usenet providers it is best to check reviews first.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Thu Jul 05, 2012 18:57 UTC

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/132328-bittorrent-usage-increases-in-europe-following-the-blockade-of-the-pirate-bay

Censorship really works! :king:

Any gov people reading this, please increase the pressure, censor more!
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby AG » Thu Jul 05, 2012 19:03 UTC

yeah i still use demonoid (although the website is getting crappier and crappier) and have usenet access through panic.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby chaos252 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 03:37 UTC

have you guys heard about the new(ish) cinavia protection in some movies now? its actually pretty elegant. the soundtrack of the movie has an undetectable frequency playing. all new blu-ray players and ps3s have it built in to detect it, if the frequency doesnt match up with the movies drm it wont play. this even works with cam recorded movies across multiple recordings.. you cant make a copy with original sound even if you own it. crazy stuff
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:29 UTC

Yes, but it didn't stop any movie from being pirated. Release groups usually get movies without it or re-encode it, or remux with audio from a different source. This is usually done for R5 releases, where movies are released in region 5 first, in order to stop piracy, lol. In reality it enables people to get R5 video which is better than CAM/TS/TC and mux it with English audio later. There was some talk about Cinavia being defeated already in 2011 on Slysoft forums (DVDFab authors), and also there are hacks for PS3 and other devices. On top of that you have various workarounds, like quick transcode into some other format, but that's not good solution coz it involves lossy transcode. Releases from known groups shouldn't have this problem.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Fri Jul 06, 2012 15:38 UTC

"In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries." (quote from extremetech)

Oh how true this statement is. Why are the people "in charge" so retarded?
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby AG » Fri Jul 06, 2012 16:12 UTC

for them, the act matters more than the effect
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Fri Jul 06, 2012 16:21 UTC

I guess. I've been convinced for years that what they need to do (if they want to reduce piracy) is make the genuine product more affordable. Over here, the latest CD, especially compilations) is around £20. I'm not going to pay that when I can download it for free. If it was £5, I would be more tempted to buy my self an original and build a CD collection again (I own about 10 CDs)

It's the exact same thing with the price of fuel over here, diesel is around £1.40 a litre now, and the government is sitting at it's solid oak desk, sipping from it's fine china teacup scratching it's head asking questions like "Oh man why are fuel thefts increasing at an alarming rate? This is a real problem" - yeah, genius! Cut the fucking price and stop bleeding the country dry and people won't need to steal it any more.

Same with car insurance (this country hates motorists) - the average premium for a 17 year old is around £2500 for a shitty ass car powered by an engine last seen in a Xerox and they have to pay £2500 to insure it. So they say fuck this and drive without insurance. Then the government asks, still at it's solid oak desk with it's fine china teacup and fleet of Mercedes outside - "These little fuckers are a real pain in the ass driving without insurance, why don't they get insurance?!" Fucking hell.

I know that's off topic but I do enjoy a good rant at the backward fucks that run this country. (Into the ground).
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Wed Jul 11, 2012 17:23 UTC

Something I'm curious about -
Ever since BT (my ISP) implemented this oh so successful block on TPB, I'm having a lot of trouble with torrents. Even ones that haven't come from TPB. I used to get full speed downloads (as much as I know my line can support) and now I'm struggling to get more than 7-8k/sec even with healthy torrents. Right now I'm downloading (or trying to) a movie that has 270+ seeders and about 50 leechers and the speed is abysmal. I wonder if the bastards have throttled P2P traffic at the same time.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby Apocalypse » Thu Jul 12, 2012 05:58 UTC

SD just PM one of us that is not blocked we can search for you and, send you torrent link file. :)
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:03 UTC

SD check this first:
Glasnost: Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic
http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php

There are ways to avoid traffic throttling. Let me find something, which is also about securing it...
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:06 UTC

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Direct link: http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2028/tdsecuretorrent.png

Another solution is to get VPN and then dl torrents as usual. Your IP will be hidden and traffic is encrypted. Make sure they support OpenVPN and they are close to you, most of the EU is close enough.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:28 UTC

Thread mentioned above about US ISPs monitoring stuff:
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Not sure if this is connected to ACTA, which was killed in the EU Parliament on Jul 05 2012. Yes, nice to see there is still some integrity left, and not all politicians listen to fucked up lobbies and corp interests. Not sure if more than 1% of people in the US even know what was rejected a week ago, and who started it in the first place.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:37 UTC

This one is nice too:
Europe's highest court legalizes resale of used software
http://www.rt.com/news/europe-court-used-software-resale-354/

More on ACTA bullshit
MEPs gang up on 'dead' ACTA ahead of decisive vote
http://www.rt.com/news/acta-european-union-vote-epp-349/
ACTA killed: MEPs destroy treaty in final vote
http://www.rt.com/news/acta-eu-parliament-vote-400/
ACTA demolished: 'Huge victory for democracy and freedom online'
http://www.rt.com/news/acta-killed-freedom-online-434/
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Thu Jul 12, 2012 18:13 UTC

Why can't they understand that forcing people to do shit they don't want to do, or in this case forcing them to not do things they do want to do - just doesn't work?
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:44 UTC

Hey, this is something people overlook but DNS is also important. Check this free DNS testing utility from GRC: http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm . It can get free public DNS servers you can then use instead of your ISP DNS. I recommend Level3 4.2.2.1-4.2.2.6, most popular seems to be 4.2.2.2. Also Google offers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. All of these are anycast ips which means they will route to the nearest server based on your location, so you will get low ping from anywhere in the world.

Background info on famous Level3 servers: http://www.tummy.com/Community/Articles/famous-dns-server/

In case of VPN it should use VPN provider's DNS, but even there you can set your own. Type nslookup at command prompt to see which DNS server is in use.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Sat Jul 14, 2012 18:30 UTC

GLASNOST2.png
Glasnost test results -

It is currently 19:30 (GMT) on Saturday and this is (according to BT FUP and TOS) an un-shaped / un-throttled time. Wow could my ISP be lying?!
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Sun Jul 15, 2012 13:39 UTC

Damn bastards! Well, try with uTorrent encryption as described above in that screenshot. This would be also secure besides avoiding traffic limitations. Also, change port if that helps, but i think it is throttling torrent traffic only.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:33 UTC

UK ISPs Secretly Expand “Futile” Pirate Bay Blockade
http://torrentfreak.com/uk-isps-secretly-expand-futile-pirate-bay-blockade-120721/
Several UK Internet providers expanded their blockade of The Pirate Bay this week. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are now blocking user access to several IP-addresses the BitTorrent site added in recent weeks. Whether this will have any effect is doubtful. This weekend The Pirate Bay is getting ready to add a new address and meanwhile the hundreds of proxy sites remain accessible.

So stupid -- they can't block it! This is deeper than just copyright you know, it is about outdated business models being ineffective today. They basically want to restrict your freedom just to make few pennies more. It won't work, it will destroy them in the process. Especially with this economy yes, sure, everyone will start supporting greedy corporations, lol. What will destroy them is exactly this crap they are pushing now in form of various ACTA/PIPA/SOPA wannabe legislation and other censorship initiatives. At time when the entire world is connecting online they decided to censor the Internet? You see, their Moronic Quotient (MQ) is above 200 for sure! :-D

Comments are great:
Decimus wrote:It's a wonder why they would waste their time and money on this. What the ISP's really should do is protest these court orders by either blocking popular sites like Google, MSN, Yahoo, and Bing, or by shutting down altogether to get peoples' attention.

Censorship just isn't right unless it's a direct threat to someone's livelihood. If censorship is going on because the rich want to get richer, the ISP's should not be paying for it and the people shouldn't be allowing it to happen.

Losing your internet would suck, but I think it sucks that these court orders point to the ISP's which are only meant to offer access to the internet.

FrostyC wrote:Don't they realize that these IP addresses may stop belonging to TPB one day? They are effectively making their internet smaller because they will have blocked out ranges of IP addresses. That's like saying I live in Canada and never want any communication from Orange County, California to reach me, but anywhere else would be fine. I mean what if someone moves out of Orange County? It's so fucking retarded they may as well cut their internet off now -- Apparently they are too stupid to be on them anyway. You cannot govern intangible objects like ideas and bits… fucknuts alls of ya…
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby SD » Sun Jul 22, 2012 17:12 UTC

I absolutely agree with those comments. The ISPs shouldn't be targeted like that, it's just the easiest way for people who wear ties for a living to "solve" (lol) this problem.

I especially like the comment that suggests ISPs also blocking Google MSN Yahoo and Bing in protest - they'll never actually DO that but that would show the courts - and that's a GOOD thing.
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Sun Jul 22, 2012 19:31 UTC

Yes, also it is abuse of basic human right -- freedom of information.
Freedom of information is an extension of freedom of speech, a fundamental human right recognized in international law, which is today understood more generally as freedom of expression in any medium, be it orally, in writing, print, through the Internet or through art forms. This means that the protection of freedom of speech as a right includes not only the content, but also the means of expression. Freedom of information may also refer to the right to privacy in the context of the Internet and information technology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy


So basically anyone is free to visit or even run torrent sites and say fuck gov sellouts, influenced by corporate lobbies, who are pushing freedom-restricting laws. They need to evolve or disappear into annals of history, along with their fake rectitude.

About throttling, this may help for bittorrent traffic:
http://torrentfreak.com/optimize-your-bittorrent-download-speed/
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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby dyn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:26 UTC

Hard Hitting Video Slams “Political Prostitution” In Movie Piracy Cases
August 4, 2012
During recent years, many sites and individuals connected to the alleged streaming of copyrighted movies have found themselves at the mercy of the United States and UK governments. According to the makers of a hard-hitting short film, Richard O’Dwyer, Kim Dotcom, and the admins of NinjaVideo and SurfTheChannel are all victims of the same phenomenon. Are our voted representatives really Political Prostitutes?

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Re: UK ISPS BLOCK THE PIRATE BAY

Postby fallout » Sun Aug 19, 2012 16:23 UTC

I'm presently using Bit Torrent. But after reading this, I'm going to stop using it. Along with the 'tracking' issue.
I discovered that the program uses an external 'Content Delivery System' ( Limelight Networks ) that they pay for.
I'm not impressed with that companies "client list' that use this 'service'.

My question is, is there a torrent program that doesn't use any kind of 'external service' to acquire their content for the user.
And, can someone provide alternatives ie: newsgroups, usenets or any other alternative to get content.

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