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.

Filed Under: censorship, india, isp, torrents
Companies: btjunkie, megaupload, vimeo


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    Gerald Robinson (profile), 11 May 2012 @ 6:56am

    Really stupid censorship

    Bollywood is a huge source of income for India. It was built on sharing sites and many of the producers depend on Vimeo. This looks like the Indian government is penalizing their local industries to suit the US.

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