Web Blocking

Promo Bay: Time for clarity

Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 16:00

Loz Kaye made the following statement regarding Promo Bay:

"The conflicting reports around access to Promo Bay in the UK show how vital it is to have transparency about court decisions and how they are carried out. It also shows how volatile public opinion is about the issue of web censorship. Politicians and companies need to start to understand that."

BPI requests proxy closure

Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 22:30

Loz Kaye issued the following statement regarding the reports that the BPI had sent the Pirate Party UK a letter demanding the closure of the Pirate Party UK Pirate Bay Proxy:

Late this afternoon I received an email from Geoff Taylor at the BPI indicating that a letter had been sent to the Pirate Party, as well as an electronic copy of that letter which refers to our provision of a Pirate Bay Proxy. We have not yet received the letter by post.

BPI wants more site blocking, for Christmas

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 08:45

The BPI has demanded that UK ISPs start blocking three new torrent sites, or face being dragged through the courts.

The news comes just a week after yet another study proved that users of filesharing networks spend more money on music than non-sharers. Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye commented:

Premier League and illegal streaming

Friday, 3 August, 2012 - 13:00

Andrew Robinson commented on reports that the Premier League has 'shut down' more than 30,000 illegal internet streams of football matches last season.

"If the Premier League stubbornly refuses to sell the fans what they want, then of course fans will find a way to watch the teams they love. Instead of playing an unwinnable game of whack-a-mole with low quality streams, surely the best solution would be to simply sell the fans the coverage they so desperately want?"

BT Blocks the Pirate Bay

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 21:00

BT became the latest major UK ISP to block its customers from accessing the The Pirate Bay yesterday evening. BT has also blocked the additional addresses added by the Pirate Bay in response to the block in recent weeks. Within minutes of the block being put in place, the Pirate Bay made additional addresses available to circumvent the block.

Loz Kaye made the following statement on BT's block:

Sky's block of the PirateBay further increases interest in Pirate Party UK

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 20:15

As Sky began their block of the Pirate Bay, we saw a further increase in traffic to our proxy at tpb.pirateparty.org.uk. The increase is a little less than that from Virgin, perhaps because Sky have chosen not to explain to their users why they are blocking the Pirate Bay [1].

A proxy for an open Internet

Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 20:45

The Pirate Party UK has hosted a proxy (tpb.pirateparty.org.uk), allowing people to connect to the Pirate Bay via Pirate Party servers, since the 19th of April 2012. We provided the proxy as a tool for users on networks where the Pirate Bay is blocked through filtering, and in support of our sister party in the Netherlands.

The Pirate Party UK's proxy for the Pirate Bay

Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 17:00

The Pirate Party UK hosts a proxy through which internet users can access the Pirate Bay, if their country's government or ISP have decided to censor it. We have been hosting this proxy for some time and will continue to do so for as long as we are able.


Pirate Bay raids the pop charts

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 20:45

Internet rap star Dan Bull is on track to be the first musician to hit the charts with a song available to download, entirely legally, on the Pirate Bay.

The campaign is being backed by The Pirate Bay - the notorious file sharing site with over 20 million daily users. The Promo Bay is the The Pirate bay's latest project - a campaign to give unsigned artists exposure by featuring them on the Pirate Bay homepage, and Dan has secured the latest spot.

UK sleepwalking into comprehensive site blocking

Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 18:30

Yesterday, Justice Arnold ruled that the popular filesharing site PirateBay was guilty of copyright infringement, and so were its users. This opens the door to rightsholders demanding that BT start blocking the site, as happened in the recent Newzbin2 case.



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