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ISPs Block BitTorrent Traffic Despite EU Net Neutrality Regulation

A new study shows that some large ISPs in Europe are actively blocking BitTorrent traffic on mobile networks. One ISPs even terminates BitTorrent traffic completely. According to the researchers, the targeted practices violate EU’s net neutrality regulation, adopted a few years ago. When the European Parliament adopted Europe’s first net neutrality rules in 2015, some […]

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Russia Says its ISPs Currently Block More Than 9,500 Pirate Sites

Six years ago this week, Russia introduced new copyright amendments which would allow rightsholders to have pirate sites blocked by local ISPs. To mark the anniversary, telecoms watch Roscomnadzor has revealed that its currently blocking 9,500 copyright-infringing sites, almost double the amount revealed last year. On August 1, 2013, Russia implemented new legislation which allowed […]

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French ISPs Ordered to Block Sci-Hub and LibGen

The High Court of Paris has ordered several of the largest French ISPs to block access to the pirate libraries LibGen and Sci-Hub. The decision is a setback for the sites that have come under increasing pressure, but Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan believes that determined researchers are smart enough to find an alternative route to […]