Bad News for UK: Megaupload been hit by the IWF

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IWF (Internet Watch Federation) has started to filter out major file hosts such Megaupload & Hotfile.

"The Internet Watch Foundation is an organisation that prevents access to child pornography websites. If a website is hosting multiple things (ie, the majority of legal content and one page of suspected illegal content) then the proxy system is deployed. " source - click here
 

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That's total bull, any user-content based website can be hit by disgusting things like that.
Infact, Megaupload themselves do not provide links to their downloads, it's entirely up to outside websites or users to provide links to the hosted content, which makes it even MORE bull that they block websites because of crap like this.

Before you know they would blacklist Google because their image search engine may accidentally index child porn, and it HAS happened.
 

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RupeeClock said:
Infact, Megaupload themselves do not provide links to their downloads, it's entirely up to outside websites or users to provide links to the hosted content, which makes it even MORE bull that they block websites because of crap like this.

I think you're mistaken. Megaupload does host files. Maybe you were thinking of Filestube or something?
 

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QUOTE said:
luke_c:
Good thing I switched to Usenet recently!

Don't you have to pay to use 'Usenet' any info, I'm sort've interested.

And by the way using proxies won't work either. When the counter hit's Zero and you click download it'll just state "Download exceeded"
 
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It's still working for me, I'm with Virgin Media?
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Edit : Just moved onto the next part of my download and it is still connecting and downloading fine, it's been downloading from MU since about 4:00 GMT and there has been no problems
 

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I'm not in the UK, so it doesn't directly effect me, but I'm still mad as hell over this. See, this is what people have been afraid of, with this blacklisting of websites to "protect the children". Now they can block ANY site they want regardless of what the content is, on the simple accusation that it is "harmful to children" or "contains child pornography" even if it doesn't or if the end user does something against the terms of service (and such a thing IS against MU's terms of service).

I am against ALL forms of censorship and persecution of file-sharers and there had better be riots over this shit. This is clearly done, not to protect the children, but to harm file-sharers period.
 

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Fishaman P said:
RupeeClock said:
Infact, Megaupload themselves do not provide links to their downloads, it's entirely up to outside websites or users to provide links to the hosted content, which makes it even MORE bull that they block websites because of crap like this.

I think you're mistaken. Megaupload does host files. Maybe you were thinking of Filestube or something?
He means that you can't just search for files on megaupload you have to be linked to them through forums hes trying to say block the forums not MU
 

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This sucks ass!
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Ive been having trouble with Megaupload for a week now. All I want are my Power Rangers episode DVD rips! The damn things wont download until about 3am and if that I might get a group of ten episodes at a time.
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Ugh! I hope this gets fixed soon.
 

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