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When several torrent distribution groups started their own home at ETTV.tv, they moved into unchartered territory. In addition to distributing the latest releases, they were facing new problems, including ISP blockades. With a new proxy portal, ETTV is now responding to this week's Australian blockade, as well as similar efforts.

For several years, ETTV has been a household name in the torrent community.

The group, which distributes pirated TV-shows, originated at ExtraTorrent but when the site closed it built its own home.

Together with several like-minded uploaders, including ETHD, they launched ETTV.tv last fall. While the groups still distribute their work on other mainstream torrent indexes, the site’s traffic has been growing steadily.

That doesn’t mean that it’s been a smooth ride though. Like many other sites that offer pirated content, ETTV has been subject to various blocking efforts. Some ISPs in India are blocking the site, for example, and this week Australian providers were ordered to do the same.

To counter these efforts ETTV.tv has now launched its own proxy portal at ETTVproxies.com. The site currently lists one operational ‘alternative,’ but a site representative tells TF that other domains will follow.

“We’re going to launch more. This is just the beginning for us,” ETTV informs TorrentFreak.

“The goal here is to bypass these blocks they are trying to do. It’s not hard to evade their blocks at all, but for those that can’t be bothered ..we will have a bunch of domains which they can find us on.”

Generally speaking, ETTV is not overly concerned about the blocking efforts. While they are a nuisance, determined users have several options to circumvent them, even without a proxy site.

“We think the website blockades are useless. Some people are going to evade them using VPNs, some people using public DNS services such as Cloudflare (1.1.1.1) or Google (8.8.8.8), and others are using Tor.”

ETTV is also planning to launch its own Tor version of the site, to make it more resilient. Also, it will keep its proxies out of popular search engines, hoping to stay under the radar as much as possible.

As we highlighted in the past, ETTV, ETHD, and similar groups don’t rip or encode any releases themselves. They’re pretty much automated scripts that take scene releases, and put these out in public.

There’s a broad audience for this content as their torrents are downloaded millions of times every week. This has also inspired some copycats to take away some of their traffic. But, ETTV is not too worried about those.

“They do not provide original content, and they will never gain popularity especially since people know who we are and where to find us, so they will eventually shut down,” ETTV tells us.

The biggest threat are the copyright holders, perhaps. Many torrent sites have come and gone over the past decade and a half, and several operators have paid a high price for stepping into this business.

Again, ETTV doesn’t seem to be too bothered about the ever-looming crackdown.

“Let’s see how much progress they will make by 2028. Last 15 years was a complete failure for them. The only people that got something out of this are the lawyers. Everybody else lost. Some more, some less,” ETTV concludes.

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Decade ago I predicted whole P2P technology to be strangulated,

How wrong was I...

 

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2 hours ago, Atasas said:

Decade ago I predicted whole P2P technology to be strangulated,

How wrong was I...

 

BitTorrent will be 17 years old July 2nd and P2P technology is even older than that  it goes back to the days of Napster .   You may of been wrong but it should of died out 10 years ago when it was still relatively safe to use . Even the TPB co-founder Peter Sunde  said that it needs to die to make way for then ext big thing in piracy . BitTorrent stagnated us from moving forward in file sharing technology and the the only reason it made a comeback was the fact the Government went after the filelockers .BitTorrent is just a honeypot for the Government and Hollywood to keep track of what you download all it does is cause issues from them catching uploaders , blocking websites and sending out scare letters  .

 

Direct  downloading is a much safer alternative  you're better off paying a few cents a day to download/stream from hosters and torrents safely than risking fooling with it.  Like filelockers use to be more popular than  BitTorrent back before the Government closed down megaupload  today it is once again with Kodi addons and Android  apps BitTorrent in 2nd once again,  but its just a matter of time tell they mess it all up again ..All this needs to be replaced with a decentralized method  that don't relay on the the clear net   and greed form uploaders and sites owners making a shitload of cash off piracy has been hindering this for the last 10 years, even though technology like zeronet exist.  file sharing is is ever evolving and is replaced with one thing after the other all threw history and BitTorrent needs to die and should of  died 10 years ago and it has kept technology and pirates  10 years behind times , the real warez scene sees it for what it really is, a dangerous  technology that will blow you're cover, if you get caught using it in the scene, they will ban you out of it even, it's a threat to there way of life.

 

it's only because of greed that scene releases can be downloaded from BitTorrent . it all because of a few leakers with access to top sites  sell  access to the releases to private trackers . Warez is so out in the open no one needs private access anymore since like 2011 anything  can be found easily because the uploaders figured out how to get paid by ads.  Back in like 2001 before BitTorrent warez had went underground  you needed  a p2p client with built in search to even find it or belong to a private site . The warez blogs  started out as news sites  then after so long they got brave enough to post links in public . It use to take 2 weeks to get some rapidshare links to a 700mb release after they posted the news  about it if you was lucky. :tooth:

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On 6/24/2018 at 9:02 AM, steven36 said:

BitTorrent will be 17 years old July 2nd and P2P technology is even older than that  it goes back to the days of Napster .   You may of been wrong but it should of died out 10 years ago when it was still relatively safe to use . Even the TPB co-founder Peter Sunde  said that it needs to die to make way for then ext big thing in piracy . BitTorrent stagnated us from moving forward in file sharing technology and the the only reason it made a comeback was the fact the Government went after the filelockers .BitTorrent is just a honeypot for the Government and Hollywood to keep track of what you download all it does is cause issues from them catching uploaders , blocking websites and sending out scare letters  .

 

Direct  downloading is a much safer alternative  you're better off paying a few cents a day to download/stream from hosters and torrents safely than risking fooling with it.  Like filelockers use to be more popular than  BitTorrent back before the Government closed down megaupload  today it is once again with Kodi addons and Android  apps BitTorrent in 2nd once again,  but its just a matter of time tell they mess it all up again ..All this needs to be replaced with a decentralized method  that don't relay on the the clear net   and greed form uploaders and sites owners making a shitload of cash off piracy has been hindering this for the last 10 years, even though technology like zeronet exist.  file sharing is is ever evolving and is replaced with one thing after the other all threw history and BitTorrent needs to die and should of  died 10 years ago and it has kept technology and pirates  10 years behind times , the real warez scene sees it for what it really is, a dangerous  technology that will blow you're cover, if you get caught using it in the scene, they will ban you out of it even, it's a threat to there way of life.

 

it's only because of greed that scene releases can be downloaded from BitTorrent . it all because of a few leakers with access to top sites  sell  access to the releases to private trackers . Warez is so out in the open no one needs private access anymore since like 2011 anything  can be found easily because the uploaders figured out how to get paid by ads.  Back in like 2001 before BitTorrent warez had went underground  you needed  a p2p client with built in search to even find it or belong to a private site . The warez blogs  started out as news sites  then after so long they got brave enough to post links in public . It use to take 2 weeks to get some rapidshare links to a 700mb release after they posted the news  about it if you was lucky. :tooth:

 

 

Totally agree with you bro :D !!!

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