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It's Feb 1st 2012... and MY INTERNET IS CENSORED

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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I woke up this morning to discover my access to the internet has been censored at the ISP level. If I establish a VPN connection I can access the websites with ease and I still have the ability to open relevant ports on my computer. It allows DNS results through but blocks http access to the sites below.

ISP: SkyBeam in Northern Colorado

Blocked websites:
isohunt.com
mininova.org
thepiratebay.org

I'm on the phone right now with the ISP, been on hold for 30 minutes waiting for a technical supervisor. Heads are going to roll. There isn't any indication the government has anything to do with it, but if it wasn't due to government pressure I'd be dumbfounded. Canceling my service immediately.

After gathering an explanation I'm going to orchestrate a call flood.

If you're reading this you are the resistance

Edit: For some reason ICMP is also being blocked. You would think they'd filter DNS queries as well...

Edit: Please be aware, this is not a matter of what sites were censored... It's the fact they believe they can censor websites. Today it's copyrighted material, tomorrow it's anti-establishment information. Like posters have said, there is a ton of legal material on those sites. Torrents are used for development releases and non-copyrighted material as well.



Corporate Office

Phone 888-SKYBEAM
(888-759-2326)
Fax 1-970-776-8411
www.skybeam.com...
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Using Terminator quotes while raging at censorship = bad-a**.

Thumbs up for that, bro.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.


Because you say so? Who are you to tell him what he should be allowed on?

Those sites also provide legal content.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.


Are you saying you've paid for every single song and movie and given credit for every picture posted on a forum or facebook or profile?

...naw, didn't think so.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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*Double*
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Starchild23

Originally posted by Manhater
You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.


It is not a matter of what sites were filtered, it's the fact they're filtering websites. If I want, I have every right to gather information on how to make IEDs and napalm. This is disgusting and it's attitudes similar to yours which will drive the final nails into the internet's coffin. Today it's copyrighted movies, tomorrow it's access to websites like copblock.org and anti-establishment information. This cannot happen.
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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OH no... What shall you do now that you can't access your favorite media piracy sights!

As the previous poster said... No sympathy



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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I'm no angel grant it. But, I try my best.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
I'm no angel grant it. But, I try my best.


Trying isn't enough, according to the government (whom you apparently support more than freedom of information).




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by badfish420

Originally posted by Starchild23

Originally posted by Manhater
You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.


It is not a matter of what sites were filtered, it's the fact they're filtering websites. If I want, I have every right to gather information on how to make IEDs and napalm. This is disgusting and it's attitudes similar to yours which will drive the final nails into the internet's coffin. Today it's copyrighted movies, tomorrow it's access to websites like copblock.org and anti-establishment information. This cannot happen.
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You may be correct; in the future they may attempt to censor your freedom of speech. But that is not what this incident is about.

I am all for TPTB removing or at least making it difficult for people to pirate ( AKA steal) media.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
You shouldn't be on those sites anyway. No sympathy.


There is legal content on those sites.
Like mods for games is a good example.

What if he wants to get some new songs for StepMania?
Though I doubt he's in much of a dancing mood now.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Their breaking the law filtering those sites so I agree with you.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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How can it be legal content if it says piratebay?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
How can it be legal content if it says piratebay?


How can it be public if it says Top Secret?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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When I read "piratebay", I think "ARGHHH". Not copyright infringement.

The CSR told me he didn't have any information in regards to this matter but he has had a couple of complaints. He just isn't aware or isn't allowed to release information. This isn't going to go unnoticed.

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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OK. you got me there.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Fishticon84

Originally posted by Manhater
How can it be legal content if it says piratebay?


How can it be public if it says Top Secret?


LMAO! I had a good laugh to this one.

Checkmate!

Seriously though, we can't punish a site based on its domain name. That is like calling someone a terrorist because they have a middle eastern name.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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There has been a masssive push on the censorship front over the last few weeks. Lots of sites are starting to self censor.

I suspect the US is instructing all countries (that aren't part of the axis of evil) to get there ISP providers in line and to block any naughty sites


The Internet is dead.

They are turning it into the TV. You will only be allowed view what they want you to view.

Game over.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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If I knew what you did about computers I would have an avatar. such is life for me



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