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Old 20th July 2011, 23:52   #1
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Today while surfing I found that MEDIAFIRE
And RAPIDSHARE site is blocked by DOT
( Department Of Telecom ) , I asked and
confirmed from my friends that Mediafire and
Rapidshare is blocked in multiple isps and other
operators will be also banning it soon. .
As Per News All File Hosting Sites Like :
01 . Megaupload. com
02 . Mediafire. com
03 . Megavideo. com
04 . VideoBB.com
05 . Novamov .com
06 . Movshare. net
07 . Rapidshare. com
08 . Putlocker .com
09 . Hotfile. com
10 . Fileserve .com
11 . Filesonic. com
12 . Filesonic. in
13 . Depositfiles.com
14 . Wupload. com
etc Will Also Get Banned Soon. .
Also ALL PORN Sites Will Get Banned.
As Per News TRAI And Telecom Company's Are
Banning This To Prevent Piracy And PORN In
India

Torrents are next

Google for more info

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For the record, I'm still able to access RapidShare using my BSNL BB.

Makes me wonder if DOT ban the anonymous proxy sites too!
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oday While Surfing I Found That MEDIAFIRE
And RAPIDSHARE Site Is Blocked By DOT
( Department Of Telecom ) , I Asked And
Confirmed From My Friends That Mediafire And
Rapidshare Is Blocked In multiple isps And Other
Operators Will Be Also Banning It Soon. .
As Per News All File Hosting Sites Like :
01 . Megaupload. com
02 . Mediafire. com
03 . Megavideo. com
04 . VideoBB.com
05 . Novamov .com
06 . Movshare. net
07 . Rapidshare. com
08 . Putlocker .com
09 . Hotfile. com
10 . Fileserve .com
11 . Filesonic. com
12 . Filesonic. in
13 . Depositfiles.com
14 . Wupload. com
etc Will Also Get Banned Soon. .
Also ALL PORN Sites Will Get Banned.
As Per News TRAI And Telecom Company's Are
Banning This To Prevent Piracy And PORN In
India

Torrents are next

Google for more info

I tried 8-9 sites out of what you have mentioned. Except for MEDIAFIRE every one of the others is working - mediafire does say blocks by DOT.


Also you seem to have taken the list from:

File and Video sharing sites Banned in India | TechTin
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Old 21st July 2011, 00:22   #4
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Same list everywhere. Could not post the source as I'm posting from my phone.

The rolling out of the ban will be ISP wise.soon everyone will be affected
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It might take some time for the DNS to get refreshed, after which the sites won't open. Anyways, talking about torrents, there are 1000's of private trackers out there, there is no way they can ban everything.
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Old 21st July 2011, 11:18   #6
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Haven't checked up on this, but I'm personally against all forms of censorship.

In my view, Censorship impedes the natural evolution of human society, by becoming a means to impose old / conservative / majority (presently) perspectives, on coming human generations. Hence, I think that every individual needs to be given an ecosystem, where he or she has the ability to choose what thoughts or pursuits to follow.
Again, judging in the wider context of society, such pursuits may be JUDGED as right or wrong, but that judgement is relative, and liable to change over time. That change MUST BE ALLOWED!

I look forward, but will not be alive to see, the day when human society allows itself complete freedom.
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Mediafire seems to be working fine. dont know what the issue is.
Do try this, try pinging the site and enter the IP address of site and enter it in the browser.
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Tried using one proxy server. Blocked. Second one is Ok. I guess this is only a matter of time before this too goes.
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Reminds me of license raj. Govt trying to meddle into petty things when the people are dying of hunger an diseases. And that age old crusade against "the oldest game in town". Oh god. When will it stop. Grow up hypocrites.
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I think this is them trying a blanket directive to counter incidents like:
Staff watches porn, Haryana roadways asked to pay Rs 62k bill

all the 2shared type sites also host clips etc.
all types of 'em.
Private ISPs may have tried blocking in anticipation, but i am sure NIC will have fully blocked out these sites.

This kind of jasmine ban will not work here, i feel
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Who is banning whom? What? Where? huh? ;-D

There are ways and ways and ways .....
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Everything is working on my Airtel BB. Rapidshare, hotfile all of them are working.
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Welcome to the new iron curtain. Are we also heading towards some dictator's regime where they want to decide what is good for us and what is not? Why such bans on file sharing? Do they expect us to use Indian postal service to send out big sized files to another person instead of using file sharing services? What is next? Block all email sites too and then probably even block online shopping and then all the forums such as this? What is going on here? These old thought policymakers will take the country only backwards. Till now things are working with Airtel, but for how long.
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These old thought policymakers will take the country only backwards.
Guess not. It will come back in a different route. I believe, there will be revolutionary ways to access these going forward.
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Banning porn sites ok, but what about site hosting movies, so Govt wants us to buy original cds of all movies else go to multiplex and pay 300+ to watch them? In that way youtube may also get banned IMO.
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