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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    Anonymous Coward, 11 May 2012 @ 4:12am

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    Way to miss the point. Unless you can point to somewhere else where filmmakers are also freely hosting their videos, which they own the copyright to.

    Oh, and this time there's no Kim Dotcom or Peter Sunde for you to blame notoriety on. Vimeo has been wrongly and irresponsibly blocked.

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