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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    ISP Censorship
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
    ISP Censorship 15th Mar 17 at 3:54 PM
    Hi Guys

    Has anyone else read this info with a bit of trepidation ??

    It seems to me this is an initial test of real-time censorship , which is a sad day for the internet
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    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 17th Mar 17, 5:37 PM
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    I don't think so. Your point is that ISPs will be putting obstacles in the way of getting free football streams. I'm simply saying that in anything but the very short term it is unlikely to work.

    Additionally the tech level bar to setting up kodi on a variety of devices is the ability to enter a Google search together with the ability to follow step by step level instructions. Overcoming whatever gets put in place will likely only amount to a small change to those instructions.

    What level of technical ability is needed to circumvent the earlier piracy prevention measures such as cd and DVD ripping?
    • johndough
    • By johndough 17th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
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    My thought is block UDP packets from the sender for a coupla hours. Yeah I realise I aint defined the sender, but the stripped away contents should be decipherable as a football match.

    Block the port numbers, EG: 531 for AOL Instant Messenger to start with ;~)

    The sender will transmit on a defined port number, so don't route (or send it to
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Mar 17, 1:16 AM
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    I have no interest in football but it makes me want to watch stream it to see what they are doing to block the access.

    Single IP to the server or an IP range or the entire thing which could knock a lot of websites offline also?

    johndough.. Block AOL messenger.. sacrilege? eeee I remember when AOL were great and the sun always shined...

    Then some stupid company called CPW took over and killed it stone dead.
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    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 18th Mar 17, 4:13 PM
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    hans 2
    What's the verdict then?

    My streams were not affected at all,
    Last edited by hans 2; 18-03-2017 at 4:23 PM.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 18th Mar 17, 4:25 PM
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    What's the verdict then?

    My streaming was not affected at all,
    Originally posted by hans 2
    Makes two of us, not watching the 5.30 match because I've got the rugby on, but everything was working fine for the early match and the 3.00pm ones.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 18th Mar 17, 5:56 PM
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    So were those OK without VPNs or with?
    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 18th Mar 17, 5:59 PM
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    hans 2
    Without on mine.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 18th Mar 17, 6:48 PM
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    So were those OK without VPNs or with?
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 19th Mar 17, 1:17 PM
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    Either not effective or not yet applied then. Unless your ISPs weren't part of the trial of course.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 19th Mar 17, 2:04 PM
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    I doubt they'll try very hard....
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    • anajames
    • By anajames 22nd Mar 17, 9:21 AM
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    Unless they have not blocked the vpn, let's enjoy the services. That is all i have to say.
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