Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Mar 2012 16:43 UTC
Internet & Networking "The Pirate Bay is not only the most visited BitTorrent site on the Internet, but arguably the most censored too. Many ISPs have been ordered to block their customers’ access to the website, and recently Microsoft joined in on the action by stopping people sharing its location with others. Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger now refuses to pass on links to The Pirate Bay website, claiming they are unsafe." They refuse links to The Pirate Bay. In that light, here are a bunch of completely and utterly useless links to The Pirate Bay. And some more. And then some. Update: We have some more links to The Pirate Bay.
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Link ?
by zittergie on Sat 24th Mar 2012 18:47 UTC
zittergie
Member since:
2008-01-24

Did you mean http://www.thepiratebay.se
This link is blocked in Belgium. You get this a page like this: http://www.zittergie.be/TPB/StopPage.html

BTW, I totally understand. A shop where the majority of the goods are stolen will also get closed.

Edited 2012-03-24 18:49 UTC

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RE: Link ?
by RaisedFist on Sun 25th Mar 2012 06:35 in reply to "Link ?"
RaisedFist Member since:
2005-07-06
RE[2]: Link ?
by Neolander on Sun 25th Mar 2012 09:58 in reply to "RE: Link ?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Also check out this vintage version ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3jkUhG68wY

Edited 2012-03-25 10:06 UTC

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RE: Link ?
by snowbender on Sun 25th Mar 2012 10:43 in reply to "Link ?"
snowbender Member since:
2006-05-04

Well, more correctly, it is only blocked if you are using the dns servers from your isp. It is not blocked for anyone who is using other dns servers. And I think it is as of this moment (still?) not illegal in Belgium to use other dns servers.

Btw, I do not agree with those blockings. In Belgium, everyone already pays a special tax every month because supposedly everyone is actually illegally downloading stuff. Whenever we buy empty audio cds, we already pay a special tax because everyone is supposedly using those cds to illegally copy music. In Belgium you have to pay SABAM if you want to switch on the radio in a company office, because that is considered a public performance. (Note that the radio station itself already have to pay SABAM a huge fee) Construction workers that wanna play music during work, have to pay SABAM. People opening a child care centre and want to play music for the children, have to pay SABAM. A public library that organises a reading hour (someone reads from a book and people listen), has to pay SABAM. Also keep in mind that when we buy the originals, we already pay the artists and all. I think within a couple of years, we'll have to pay SABAM when we like to watch a movie with the whole family.

Honestly, I don't understand how an organization like SABAM gets away with all those things. They even try to charge people for artists that are not even registered with SABAM, but with another organisation (Eskeep). They are not very clean themselves. Why does the government listen to them and just start to 'censor' the internet, and allow all those taxes?

I am not saying that piracy is ok or that piracy should be tolerated, but... either piracy is forbidden, but then we shouldn't be paying a tax every month on our tv or internet subscription, or either they insist on the extra tax, but then they cannot claim it is forbidden, since we already have to pay for it. Or is the idea that everyone sticks to the rules, but has to pay for the neighbour that is illegally downloading stuff?

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RE[2]: Link ?
by silix on Sun 25th Mar 2012 15:41 in reply to "RE: Link ?"
silix Member since:
2006-03-01

Whenever we buy empty audio cds, we already pay a special tax because everyone is supposedly using those cds to illegally copy music.
there's something like that in italy, too - here it's called "equo compenso" (fair compensation or something like that)

I am not saying that piracy is ok or that piracy should be tolerated, but... either piracy is forbidden, but then we shouldn't be paying a tax every month on our tv or internet subscription, or either they insist on the extra tax, but then they cannot claim it is forbidden, since we already have to pay for it. Or is the idea that everyone sticks to the rules, but has to pay for the neighbour that is illegally downloading stuff?
look at it this way: if you commit a criminal act - eg a robbery - causing a damage to someone, it's no more just "between you and the law"
your crime shall be punished on its own (and you get likely sentenced to jail)
but otoh, the ones you've damaged also deserve to be compensated / refunded (and afaik you often lose or have to sell your belongings to repay them)

in the same perspective, taxes on internet connections and blank media serves to repay (in a forfait, by making everyone pay - not that i agree with draconian methods and this presumption of guilt... - with the side intention btw of turning the honest against the pirates, as someone once admitted) those (allegedly or actually) damaged by piracy
they're monetary compensation, not punishment, thus they dont make you less liable in front of the law for the civil (or penal, in some cases) violation...

Edited 2012-03-25 15:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Link ?
by zittergie on Sun 25th Mar 2012 17:57 in reply to "RE: Link ?"
zittergie Member since:
2008-01-24

That Auvibel Tax is something I can not understand. You pay a tax (that is intended for for every blanc media like CD, DVD, USB-Stick, and so on) even when you use these for free data like Linux images, pictures and movies you made yourself.

BTW: Changed the DNS to Googles Public DNS. Restriction gone ;)

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RE: Link ?
by cyrilleberger on Mon 26th Mar 2012 06:35 in reply to "Link ?"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

BTW, I totally understand. A shop where the majority of the goods are stolen will also get closed.


Except that the pirate bay does not have any stolen goods. The question is whether an address book pointing mostly to stolen goods shop would also get closed.

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RE: Link ?
by EsoX on Mon 26th Mar 2012 19:10 in reply to "Link ?"
EsoX Member since:
2005-08-21

Did you mean http://www.thepiratebay.se
This link is blocked in Belgium. You get this a page like this: http://www.zittergie.be/TPB/StopPage.html

BTW, I totally understand. A shop where the majority of the goods are stolen will also get closed.


Whoa, isn't that interesting. Last time I saw an redirect like that was when I was searching for "illegal" content on visit to China; i.e information about the Tianmen massacre. BTW I totally understand. Some information should definitely be censored and what's more natural than to trust our government to make the choice for us.

;)

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