Sky blocks Newzbin, important legal and technical questions need answering

James Firth james2 at
Thu Dec 15 17:27:26 GMT 2011

Roland Perry wrote:

> Current as viewed from here is on a block of addresses in
> Sweden. 
> Elsewhere, Newzbin have eight IP addresses (from a /14 block of 256k)
> via Easynet. Same arguments apply.

And the sites "whose sole or predominant purpose is to enable or facilitate
access to the Newzbin[2] website" (para 10, October ruling)? 

It is these sites I'm really worried about. Newzbin, apparently, have
developed a client capable of bypassing blocks.  Any site set up e.g. for
the purpose of distributing this client could find themselves blocked.
Surely these are far more likely to be pushed out via more transient hosting
arrangements, and herein lies a very real risk of recycling and


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