Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
censorship, india, isp, torrents

Companies:
btjunkie, megaupload, vimeo



Indian ISPs Told To Block Access To Vimeo

from the massive-overreaction dept

A few months ago we wrote about Indian ISPs being told to block (entirely) access to Megaupload (when it still existed) and BTJunkie. It seemed like overkill to block entire sites, but it appears that such censorship is expanding. There are reports in India of ISP-level blocks, ordered by the government, of a ton of sites. Many of these are torrent search engines and cyberlockers... but they also include Vimeo, one of the most popular video sites for filmmakers. This seems like another case of massive overkill by a government that has no idea what it's doing. It's amazing just how many overkill censorship attempts we've seen lately all in the name of copyright holders.

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    Rabbit, 10 May 2012 @ 10:19pm

    You're not seeing the big picture (and those in India probably no pictures at all). But one day, by blocking off the entire internet we can finally get back to promoting the arts and sciences instead of being distracted by these interwebs.

    Here here to big content for looking after our progress by moving backwards!

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