Sky blocks Newzbin, important legal and technical questions need answering

Roland Perry lists at
Thu Dec 15 19:03:06 GMT 2011

In article <002001ccbb4e$d1a13cf0$74e3b6d0$@net>, James Firth 
<james2 at> writes
>> 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

I was attempting to address the "recycling" issue, which I think isn't a 
huge problem. There are thousands of spammers whose addresses have been 
blocked one way or another over the last decade or more, and that hasn't 
yet shown up as a recycling problem. There are occasional "issues", but 
they get resolved.
Roland Perry

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