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Crafty
webhead
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Registered: ‎08-05-2011

virgin media now blocking torrent sites , everyone try and go to pirate bay oops you cant.

nice 1 virgin i think youve just lost alot of customers oops a daisy.

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JohnW
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Registered: ‎12-08-2009

Re: virgin media now blocking torrent sites , everyone try and go to pirate bay oops you cant.

Hi Webhead

 

Please have a look at the information here.  This will explain everything for you

 

Best Regards

 

John


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easyeasy
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Registered: ‎21-03-2013

Re: virgin media now blocking torrent sites , everyone try and go to pirate bay oops you cant.

Virgin media exactly like many other isp's have had to abide by a court order, although in effect the court order is simply a waste of time and expense. Any quick research will give easy simple instructions how to still freely access these sites irrelevant  of any isp or courts attempt to block. The isp only block the ip address and domain name, it is so easy to find many ways around this it almost laughs in the face of those who attempt to impose such pathetic attempts to block. Simples!! 

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guymark
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Registered: ‎12-08-2011

Re: virgin media now blocking torrent sites , everyone try and go to pirate bay oops you cant.

Just use a proxy OR if you don't know how to do that, google for alternative URLs for these sites - for example, http://pirateproxy.net/

 

If VM block this URL, then they are CHOOSING to block sites, if they let it be, they are only blocking sites that the courts order them to - which is fair enough.

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Jaci_M
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Registered: ‎04-02-2013

Re: virgin media now blocking torrent sites , everyone try and go to pirate bay oops you cant.

Hi Webhead - I hope the following information clarifies our position

 

Why are some websites not available through Virgin Media?

Whilst rare, from time to time Virgin Media is required to block access to certain websites meaning they cannot be accessed by customers using our broadband service. Blocking access to certain websites is something that Virgin Media does only when absolutely necessary. The two scenarios where sites may be blocked on our service are:

(a) because the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) has asked us to block a particular site to protect children and our customers from potentially illegal content.
(b) we receive an order from the Courts requiring us to prevent access to a certain site, for example in order to help protect Copyright – this is a legal obligation we must comply with.

The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) – Protecting Children Online

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is an independent body funded by the European Union and Internet Service Providers such as Virgin Media. The IWF operates a confidential hotline for Internet users to report criminal online content that exploits children. The IWF works with law enforcement to eliminate the sources of this type of content, whilst also working with its member ISPs, including Virgin Media, to remove access to this type of content.

Working with the IWF helps protect children around the world and also protects Virgin Media customers from potentially illegal content.

For more information on the work that IWF do please visit their site: www.iwf.org.uk

Copyright Infringement

The use of the internet has changed dramatically over the last few years, with the advent of superfast broadband services, and more and more of us are enjoying catch-up TV, listening to music or watching the latest movies online. Virgin Media’s network is able to deliver of all this great content quickly and easily – but we are aware that there are some sites on the internet that may be distributing content unlawfully.

Virgin Media prides itself on being a responsible ISP, and acts under instruction of Court Orders to block sites deemed by the courts to be infringing copyright. This occurs where websites are found to be operating unlawfully by facilitating access to copyright infringing material, and Virgin Media, along with other ISPs in the UK, are required to block access to such sites.

 

Kind regards

 

Jaci

 


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