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Irish Net Blocking by the Back Door
As Digital Rights Ireland points out, "Blocking is a distraction from what should be the main focus of policing--removing material at source and identifying those responsible. Work in Germany has shown that blocking leaves material available indefinitely, when it could easily be taken down by contacting the hosting providers.

In my experience, trying to block one directory or restricting access to a subdomain of a web server often knocks the whole domain out of view. As Digital Rights Ireland shows, this "has already happened to O2 users who found the entire image hosting site IMGUR blocked due to a similar system operated by O2."
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march 2011 by topgold

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