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Belgium May Not be Blocking The Pirate Bay

bs0d3 (2439278) writes | more than 2 years ago

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bs0d3 (2439278) writes "Recently many people from Belgium have been joining thepiratebay's and telecomix's irc channels and asking for help with the telecomix dns saying that it doesn't work to access www.thepiratebay.org. This is true. The court was very specific in their order, and it was to block the domains: www.thepiratebay.org, www.thepiratebay.net, www.thepiratebay.com, www.thepiratebay.nu, www.thepiratebay.se, www.piratebay.no, and www.ripthepiratebay.com, or else face a daily penalty of 1.000 EUR for every day when defendants do not implement such "DNS-blocking" in their DNS-servers'. So obviously in defiance of that, people testing their dns servers go to the domain www.thepiratebay.org, except, thepiratebay doesn't have the www domain turned on. At one point it redirected to the main page at the url thepiratebay.org, now it doesn't probably because of negligence from the admins. What's interesting is that the court only ordered the block of the www subdomains so if an isp wants to make a fuss they should be able to avoid the penalties until a later ruling."
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