This week many UK Internet Service Providers blocked access to a range of Torrent sites because a court order requesting that they block the sites finally came through.
I googled: “How to access Kick Ass Torrents through Virgin Media” and got to this article:
Now, the “come.in” link is a bit touch and go as to whether it works on my first use, but it does load the site eventually making a complete mockery of the court system. The secondary effect of this court order is that it pushes the users of these sites further underground, all be it slightly. It means that there are many more access points to places like Kick Ass Torrents that will actually get traffic. Rendering the court order totally ineffective other than blocking the main entrance URL.
Totally pointless! I’m sure the judges think that they just need to be keeping everyone thinking that they are doing their job and upholding the law. I’m glad that the way the internet works means that peoples freedoms will remain intact even if a piece of paper with someones forced wish upon you arrives in the mail.
I used to curse the Internet Service Providers, not anymore.
A lot of people still access all sorts of sites that someone else says they shouldn’t. It’s the Nanny State! Mr Judge – we are not your kids!