US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites

US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites * TorrentFreak

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Aha, and then we switch our mac adress and ip and go on anyway. Isp dont have to follow this.

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A judge overstepping imho.

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@TXRon

Absolutely, they are being paid by elites to overstep, its disgusting.

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I find this Default Judgement (defendant didn’t show in court, nor identified) interesting and a bit silly. ISPs are supposed to magically know who the pirates are without DUE PROCESS OF LAW. They have been after KODI and Pirate Bay for over a decade and can’t shut them down. This duo has won every court battle so far. What’s going to happen if an ISP decides on its own that Dracoo.com is an illegal entity and blocks that site. I suspect a lawsuit if Dracoo has not been afforded DUE PROCESS. Just my quick thoughts, but I can see a legal quagmire making ISPs the policing authority. IMHO!

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And ppl were complaining about the minor inconvenience of Amazon tightening control of the Firestick. New attacks daily, and this has been going on for over 30 yrs.

Yeah, Miki, this has been going on for 30 years; but 30 years ago it was Dish, Direct & some C-Band services who were being nicked. I forgot what Direct did to secure their STB from those cards. Dish pretty much quashed theft when they switched from Nagra-2 to Nagra-3 encryption.

Nowdays, it’s going to be more complex to find ‘magic bullets’ to curb the alledged priracy, but there is no shortage of money to hire smart people to find those bullets.

AFA ‘due process’, ISP’s are not bound by the same rules as government entities. In fact in nearly all the US they are not bound by the same rules as the utilities, even though they have natural monopolies in most places. So is dracoo’s site is shut down, it’ll be up to him to prove that he’s legit, which a lot more difficult to prove that he innocent…and probably expensive for him to do so.

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Oh no. Even that long ago MPAA and other gov agencies were issuing torrent site owners, like myself, cease and desist notices, warnings etc. We talked about it ad nauseum in IRC. Major studios were releasing director cuts to us through back channels. It was a gold mine for them, as watching a top knotch movie with the latest special effects on a monitor wasn’t great, so once ppl watched what we shared they flocked to the big screens to really enjoy it. That’s much different today but their focus hasn’t really changed. However I’ll sit by and watch what happens next.

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For a non-Trekkie. If I connect with an VPN, how will my service provider know if I am connected to a “illegal streaming” site?

What…you’re not a Trekkie?..guess you’re a Star War-sie… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

They won’t…nor will anyone else…that’s the beauty of VPNs…

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Damn spellcheck! :grimacing::grin: Thanks for the reply.

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