Vimeo, DailyMotion, Pastebin, Xmarks & Major Torrent Sites Blocked in India Copyright Labs, Complaint

Most of the major ISPs in India have blocked many websites including Vimeo.com, DailyMotion.com, Pastebin.com, Xmarks.com and all major torrent sites. I made some calls to few ISPs and found out that a Chennai based company Copyright Labs has apparently convinced Madras High Court to issue a John Doe order.

I checked it on Airtel and MTNL. I am getting this error:

Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders

Copyright Labs filed a civil lawsuit to prevent copyright infringement of the upcoming movies of their clients. Mind you, the movie has not been pirated yet. In fact, it is an upcoming movie which has not even been released yet.

This sounds really absurd, I am surprised that the court has issued an order to block those websites even without an actual infringement. I have never seen Vimeo.com or Xmarks.com pirating anything.

It might as well be possible to get a court order to block the whole Internet, all satellite communications and sales of all media (DVDs, CDs & USB drives) to prevent piracy of a movie that I may produce in few decades. Yet, we call India the largest democracy.

Workaround: You can get around the ban for some of the websites by using using https:// in the URL.

Update: Court order to block websites

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Works on BSNL. Shitty Airtel blocks it.

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This does not seems to be happening from Delhi-NCR region.

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I am in Delhi NCR, it is blocked for me.

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Site is blocked in Delhi

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Does it work with a proxy server? Maybe Squid? Or if you don't have an outside server, TOR/Spotflux? I'm not in India, so....

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This just proves our government is stupid. I understand torrents but what is up with DailyMotion and Vimeo?

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You understand why torent are censored? I don't. If I want to share Ubuntu-desktop_12.04_LTS.iso, do you think that must be censored? and if you want to censore just a part of torrent sites, you will need to use DPI (deepPacketInspection) that is all expect rescpectfull to the net neutrality and to your own right to your private data. Just saying

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Problem is Judge is from maaadras so.... judgement will be like that.... :-)

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switched to Google's public DNS and all these sites are working fine for me. (by the way I'm from Chennai)

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Dailymotion IP is: 195.8.215.137...it's blocked. DNS does nothing but just resolves DailyMotion->195.8.215.137.

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dude
me to from chennnai..can u tell me how to make it work

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Only ask that judge to block youtube as well.Youtube will make sure that judge disappears from this world

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boss......could u explain it hw it works??

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not working that way for me am from delhi....

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Another crappy move :(

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The only thing that we can do right now is send some hate mail to the person advocating this bullshit. The emails and numbers are listed here.. Let the revolution begin
http://www.copyrightlabs.in/index.php/contact-us1

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No hate mail, sue that guy for loss of time or business as in my case and causing aggravation
File a complaint versus this bs in court, every one individually

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Ths site is down due to maintenance......hahahaha
This site is down for maintenance.
Please check back again soon.

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Use Tor and Privoxy to go around the filters .

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wow, what has pastebin to do with piracy? Just can't believe how stupid court is.

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try https:// instead of http, if that doesn't work try Tor Browser Bundle Worked for me..

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thnx brthr its working for me.

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dude.. that worked man.. thanks a billion!

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bro its also working for me thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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https instead of http worked for me

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it works..thanks a lot.

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you should all be happy .at least fb ,youtube ,twitter are available.
in china ,it's a big fucking intranet.

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These companies should be accountable for either knowingly misleading the courts, or have their practice license revoked for being such dumb-asses.

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I mean i understand Torrents but what had Beautiful Vimeo to do with piracy???? How will i download free softwares now? Such Stupid Decision

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when i just take a look at morning it is blocked but again when i look at night it is still accessible...

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