EXCLUSIVE: Has DoT blocked file hosting and torrent websites in India?

By July 7th, 2014 AT 2:01 AM

We have received an anonymous tip which states that DoT has blocked a bunch of file hosting websites in India. We tried to visit a some popular file hosting as well as torrent websites such as PirateBay, TusFiles, UploadRocket, etc. from various locations and ISPs. But we were unable to access them.

Dot-Website-blockedWe think that government might have ordered DoT to block popular file hosting and torrent websites to stop piracy but we are still not sure the reason for the block. There was a similar operation carried out by DoT back in 2011 and 2012 where it blocked over 300 websites.

The List of Sites that has been blocked as of July 7th in India

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Update: As of Now 472 sites has been asked to be blocked in India the entire list is below.

When checked with BeamTele and Airtel users were greeted with Page not found message whereas when checked with BSNL broadband users were greeted with the message saying “This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications” “.

If you’ve come across any website that you are unable to access, please let us know so that we can update the list of blocked websites.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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is this legal, I mean in a democracy???

Kens d
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