Yesterday BT became the last of the UK’s major internet service providers to fall in line with a court order stating that file-sharing site The Pirate Bay should be blocked. BT users who try and access the site via the conventional means – will now see the message “Error – site blocked.”
In a somewhat futile attempt to stay one step ahead of the game, BT went further than the other ISP’s and stopped its users from accessing the new IP-addresses, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 that were introduced by the Pirate Bay to help UK users get around the blockade.
In the cyber-chess game between TPB and the censors, TPB made another decisive move, for within minutes of the sites being blocked, they had put up a new set of IP-addresses (.82 and .83) that BT users can still access. At least for now – the citizens of the UK can still access TPB if they know where to look. Continue Reading