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Piracy Fight Inadvertently Takes Down Legitimate Sites

     
5:46 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Have some of your favourite sites been offline? Here's one reason why.

Internet users have been prevented from accessing the Radio Times and hundreds of other websites as a result of the Premier League's battle with an unrelated copyright infringing service.

The accident occurred because the sites share internet protocol addresses.

The football body included the IP in a list which leading internet service providers are required to block.Piracy Fight Inadvertently Takes Down Legitimate Sites [bbc.co.uk]
7:54 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wow! They sure acted sloppily on that one!
10:19 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is someone keeping a list of Things the Government (any government) Doesn't Know About the Internet?

#957: Multiple unrelated sites can share an IP address.
11:17 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I think there's something in the fact that it only happens with the non-www version, it sounds as if DNS/redirection has not been set up properly.

I doubt the sites in question are on the same IP for hosting, it could be that DNS which has been neglected (not specifying where the non-www belongs) is handled in some wierd way, which goes through the IP in question (still leaves the question as to why the offending site is on that IP... hey I don't know the specifics)
4:31 am on Aug 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This sort of thing happens all the time. Unless its a large site with its own IP, its inevitable, and IP blocking seems what the British government favours at the moment.

I mentioned DMCA notices against legitimate sites in another thread (HBO taking down an open source software download, and MS complaining about their own site).
4:09 am on Aug 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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shared IP addresses, wow what a concept.

here is a new one.. stop the witch hunt.
 

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