[NetBehaviour] BT blocks off Pirate Bay.

patrick simons patricksimons1 at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 22 21:35:24 CEST 2009

Hi Micha
How can we make this happen?, it's beyond me technically and in
organisational terms but it is what needs to be done. and fast.
Thanks for this eloquent call to account, radical network theory lives.

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 5:50 PM, <lotu5 at resist.ca> wrote:

> and thus enfolds the end of the free internet. it was so clear with the
> net neutrality debates and the way that nasty things like Total
> Information Awareness and HR4437 come back through congress under new
> names to avoid public scrutiny that this was on its way. The great
> internet wall of china is just a dark precursor for what we're all about
> to be facing. This is why I really, really think that if we're going to
> have a free global network we really have to start working on autonomous
> infrastructure now, and not just free software / open source / agpl web
> services, but open hardware and serious, widely networked free wireless
> networks that can route around the phone companies. There are some serious
> technical hurdles to be accomplished to make that statement a reality,
> large scale mesh networking, but I thin its possible and I hope that in
> response to the cutting off of freedoms like this one we can continue to
> find ways to route around information oppression.
>  micha
> > BT blocks off Pirate Bay.
> >
> > BT Mobile Broadband users who attempt to access the notorious BitTorrent
> > tracker site are met with a "content blocked" message. The warning page
> > states the page has been blocked in "compliance with a new UK voluntary
> > code".
> >
> > "This uses a barring and filtering mechanism to restrict access to all
> > WAP and internet sites that are considered to have 'over 18' status,"
> > the warning states. It goes on to list a series of categories that are
> > blocked, including adult/sexually explicit content, "criminal skills"
> > and hacking.
> >
> > It's not stated which category The Pirate Bay breaches, although the
> > site does host links to porn movies.
> >
> > BT's warning message advises customers to contact customer services if
> > they want the block on the site to be lifted. The message also invites
> > users to seek further information on the self-regulation scheme on the
> > Internet Watch Foundation's website, although an IWF spokesman denies
> > any involvement with the mobile filtering scheme.
> >
> > more...
> > http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/251609/bt-blocks-off-pirate-bay.html
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