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Jeez, I never thought that they would actually end up doing it...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackma, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    My/everbody's access to the pirate bay has officially been blocked by my internet provider (Eircom the national telephone and internet provider in Ireland)
    This is the message I got when I tried to visit The Pirate Bay just now:


    ACCESS TO THIS IP ADDRESS RELATING TO THE PIRATE BAY WEBSITE HAS BEEN BLOCKED

    WHY?
    On the 24 July 2009, an Order was made by the High Court requiring eircom to block or otherwise disable access by its subscribers to the website thePirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs. The Court was satisfied that on the basis of the evidence presented by the record companies that the PirateBay website is a website that facilitates the exchange of copyrighted sound recordings without the consent of the copyright owners.
    eircom recognises the legitimate rights of the owners of copyrighted material and believes that individuals who share or download copyrighted material without the authorisation or the permission of the copyright owner are acting illegally.
    The Order further provides that should the PirateBay website content be legitimatised in the future, then eircom has liberty to apply to the Court to have the Order vacated and access to the PirateBay website enabled.
    eircom in compliance with the Order has agreed that access to the website the PirateBay.org, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs from the eircom network will be blocked indefinitely from the 1st September 2009.
    eircom would like to reassure customers that:

    • eircom will not monitor customer’s activities at any stage, nor will it place any monitoring equipment or software on its network in order to facilitate this block.
    • eircom will not provide personal details or any information relating to customers to any third party, including the record companies.

    O2 CUSTOMERS:
    If you are an O2 customer and have any questions regarding this message, please contact O2 Broadband and Technical Support Team;
    From an O2 Mobile 1740 (19c per call)
    From an O2 landline 1850 60 1740 (10c per call)
    Email support@o2.ie

    LEGAL DOWNLOADING:
    There is an abundance of other websites that provide content without infringing the rights of copyright holders. For a list of some of those sites please look here.
    eircom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the four major labels and is in discussions with them to develop an innovative new music service for eircom and non-eircom customers. This new music service is expected to launch in the next few months

    FURTHER QUESTIONS
    If you have questions or concerns that you would like to discuss please contact eircom broadband support on 1890 260 260.



    eircom Limited. Private Company Limited by Shares. Registered in Dublin. Registration Number 98789.
    Registered Office
    1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John's Road, Dublin 8.
    © 2009 eircom. All rights reserved.

    Over to mininova now I guess :p:p:p
     
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  2. kumansk

    kumansk Regular Member

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    Over to proxy.org I'd say, atleast try it :p
     
  3. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    At least you didn't get tracked...it happened to everyone in Ireland with that ISP...getting tracked would suck "EG: We noticed you were downloading this illegal application. Your internet has been cut off."

    If proxies don't work, try newsgroups/usenet.
     
  4. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    Yep it is so easy to bypass. HideMyAss .com does the trick nicely!

    This is a mere political gesture to show that the Irish government are trying to do something about illegal downloading and copyright infringement.
    What a joke!
     
  5. domainplayer

    domainplayer Junior Member

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    you could use a private torrent client like torrentprivacy or a private tracker that's not blocked. Or you could just use a seedbox.

    Anyway, I recomend just buying your music legally, because why would you SPEND MONEY on illegal music? Just buy it legally and it's so much easier.
     
  6. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Absolutely.

    I stopped using torrents years ago. Switch to usenet. You pay $10 a month - but you're guaranteed full download speed on all files in the database. Plus 99% of all files uploaded are genuine. I don't think the authorities are even really aware of usenet, as it's not P2P.
     
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  7. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    I don't pay to use hidemyass.com and by illegal music i meant music torents that weren't created by music copyright holders.
     
  8. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    that is too bad.why do they do like something like that?This has always been a problem in the US too - you know,it was between comcast and Fcc
     
  9. NewWayInvest

    NewWayInvest Junior Member

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    try my php proxy...
    http://newwayinvest.com/proxy/ all my friends use it at their corporate jobs.
     
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  10. shadowfax

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    that's bad... hope you can access it through Proxy...