Yout.com Site Blocking ‘Whack-a-Mole’ Continues in Peru
Popular stream-ripping site Yout.com finds itself blocked again by Peruvian ISPs. Just a few months ago the service protested a similar blockade. The Government isn’t easily defeated though, as it simply requested another temporary blockade, pending an investigation. And while the formal deadline has passed, getting the blockade lifted is easier said than done.
When ‘pirate’ sites are blocked by ISPs, the operators often get creative and find ways to bypass these restrictions.
In Peru, the opposite appears to happen. After the stream-ripping portal Yout.com challenged a local blockade, the authorities simply blocked it again.
For the full context, we have to go back more than a year. Last spring local ISPs were ordered to block Yout.com and other stream-ripping sites as a precautionary measure, while the authorities conducted their investigations for potential legal action against the sites.
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