Thursday, May 17, 2012

This site has been blocked as per the instructions of Competent Authority

If your site does not work you are now either living in china or your country has become china and you have lost the freedom  of free speech in your country.

. “It is the same as shutting a library because there is copyright infringement taking place.”  --
Sunil Abraham, executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society [livemint]



The notion of freedom of expression is intimately linked to political debate and the concept of democracy.

democracy will not be true to its essential ideal if those in power are able to manipulate the electorate by withholding information and stifling criticism [1]

Today a harmless website was blocked denying you the freedom
Tomorrow it will be the internet .
Then you go to jail .
Do you live in a communist country or a democratic country?
Welcome to the shrinking of your democratic rights !





If you see this message.This means a very very powerful company in your country has forced your county to ban the site in your country.



If you are not in china you could put the site ulr
into
http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html and try and see if the site works.
http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.dailymotion.com/
http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://vimeo.com/
http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://pastebin.com/ (can give a timeout error try 2-3 times).
http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://thepiratebay.se/

You can also use the firefox or chrome anonymous proxy addon (this works better with https sites than anonymouse)
http://hidemyass.com/software/proxy-browser-extension/

Update 7th August 2012
Consumer Forum Penalises Airtel For Blocking Torrent Sites
http://www.medianama.com/2012/08/223-consumer-forum-airtel-torrent


update july 6th 2912
Delhi-based cyber advocacy organisation SFLC.in has obtained an RTI reply from State-run MTNL  which has revelaed the truth about the indiscriminate blocking of web sites in April,
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/what-really-led-to-the-vimeo-blocking-special/20120705.htm

lawyer, LH Harish Ram of Copyright Labs, Chennai, 
Ram claimed on Twitter, his letter about Dhammu clearly asks for 272 URLs to be blocked and these are complete URLs, not specific webpages. A copy of Ram's letter is available at http://softwarefreedom.in/attachments/article/144/Letter_CopyrightLabs.pdf.



Software Freedom Law Center, New Delhi
K-9, Birbal Road, Second Floor,
Jangpura Extension
New Delhi
110014
India

 +91-11-43587126
 +91-11-24323530

http://softwarefreedom.in




update june 20th 2012 - India

No More John Doe Orders? Indian ISPs Get Court Order For Specificity In URL Blocks
update 21st may 2012

“The order of interim injunction dated 25/04/2012 is hereby clarified that the interim injunction is granted only in respect of a particular URL where the infringing movie is kept and not in respect of the entire website. 
http://www.medianama.com/2012/06/223-no-more-john-doe-orders-indian-isps-get-court-order-for-specificity-in-urls/

 June 19 2012.
[Update: Download Gangs of Wasseypur order] Bombay HC  passes first anti-piracy John Doe order, as law firms commoditise the new vertical Click here to download order
http://www.legallyindia.com/201206152894/Litigation/bombay-hc-passes-first-anti-piracy-john-doe-order-as-law-firms-commoditise-the-new-vertical


 John Doe order has recently been granted to Viacom18 for the film the Gangs Of Wasseypur
http://www.livemint.com/2012/06/19231718/John-Doe-order-issued-for-Gang.html

Anurag Kashyap unaware of John Doe order for his film 'Gangs of Wasseypur' - "What is this john doe order?" asked the director on Twitter,
http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/anurag-kashyap-unaware-of-john-doe-order-for-his-film-gangs-of-wasseypur/



Pakistan  PM ordered to reopen the twitter http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=50105

No orders from india PM on blocked sites in india



update 20th - pakistan
Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemous materials





may 28th  - india
http://rapidlibrary.com/index.php?q=rapidshare blocked on mtnl.
error you will get is

Not Found
The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at rapidlibrary.com Port 80
(all porn ,fileshareing ,rapidshare(now working), bergfiles are blocked on MTNL mumbai )

India Specific (after comments)

The only way to stop people taking away your internet freedom is to stop watching their movies
(if a movie company took away your freedom to watch other videos on the site )




update 27th may
Last week, the producers, via Copyright Labs, obtained an order from the Madras High Court against 15 internet service providers (ISPs)
 104 websites that should be blocked
The fault lies with the legislative procedure. If the ISP is afraid and blocks the entire website,
In some cases, the websites are being blocked without any evidence (of copyright infringement)

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_why-this-blocking-di_1694228

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.in/2012/06/john-doe-kolaveri.html


update 20th may 2012 after comments 

vodafone mumbai allows access to the sites but airtel has blocked the sites.

Bharti Airtel India ‏

Hi! Access to certain sites has been blocked pursuant to and in compliance with Court orders. Regards Airtel Presence 
https://twitter.com/Airtel_Presence/status/203408650482618368

india specific 
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/05/18/vimeo-ban-more-web-censorship/
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-05-18/news/31765684_1_online-piracy-music-file-sharing
http://www.facebook.c

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Information_Technology_Act,_2000

Vimeo, DailyMotion, Pastebin, Xmarks are all blocked in certain countries 

This site has been blocked as per the instructions of Competent Authority

http://torentilo.com/
Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection.


Other error message. No use even trying the solutions given below 


Not Found

The requested URL /in was not found on this server.

Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at www.dailymotion.com Port 80



The requested URL /video  was not found on this server.

Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at www.dailymotion.com Port 80


This webpage is not available
Chrome's connection attempt to vimeo.com was rejected. The website may be down, or your network may not be properly configured.

Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Check your Internet connection. Restart any router, modem, or other network devices you may be using.
Add Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall's or antivirus software's settings. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting it from the list of permitted programs and adding it again.
If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should be using a proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to the wrench menu > Settings > Under the Hood > Change Proxy Settings... and make sure your configuration is set to "no proxy" or "direct."



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