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KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy blocked in the UK


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It appears that media rights groups are still convinced that blocking or terminating is the way to go in regards to the thriving P2P scene on today's Internet. It all started with the blocking of the torrent indexing site The Piratebay last year in the UK. The move backfired heavily though, not only did traffic to the site increase, likely due to increased media coverage, but it also saw the creation of so-called proxy websites that enabled users from the UK to bypass the block and access the site like before.

News broke this week that three additional torrent indexing sites, KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy, are no longer reachable for customers of major UK Internet Service Providers such as BT, Virgin Media, O2 or Be There. Users from the UK who try to access the sites in question will receive information that the page has been blocked. The message is different depending on which provider is being used, but all state that the providers comply with the law to block those sites.

As usual, there are several ways to bypass the block and access those sites. I think it is interesting to note that the blocking prevents the sites in question from informing UK citizens about their point of view on the whole issue as those affected cannot access the information posted on those sites.

So what works to bypass the block?

You can use the Tor Network to access the sites.

Any VPN not run by the ISPs that block the site will do.

Any web proxy will do.

Opera with its Turbo feature enabled will bypass the block.

A site like Come.in lets you access the blocked sites.

Repress works too.

There are probably hundreds of options out there to access those sites. Some may go down in the coming weeks or months while others, like the Tor Network, Opera or VPNs won't.

@ http://torrentfreak.com/uk-isps-start-blocking-kickasstorrents-h33t-and-fenopy-130321/

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