December 20, 2016 11:28 pm
TorrentFreak is reporting that the ISP Telstra has begun rolling out the first blocks to stop its customers accessing The Pirate Bay.
However, it some have already appeared to work a way around it.
Telstra has become the very first Australian ISP to block The Pirate Bay, a move designed to crack down on piracy in the country. However, the blocking method chosen by the ISP is the most basic option permitted under the Federal Court's order. As a result, it's been defeated in seconds.
If you're a customer of Telstra, and are seeing the blocks, email through some screenshots!
UPDATE 23 DEC:
Thanks to the several people who have emailed in some screenshots.
Firstly, here's the screenshot of what I am told is a Telstra (over wifi) connection, no longer reaching Pirate Bay:
And on Android:
But apparently, SolarMovie on Telstra isn't yet blocked, which is interesting as it was among the sites ordered blocked by the Federal Court.
I wonder why Telstra is blocking one, but not the other (yet).
As usual, if you see anything interesting send in a tip or an email: contact -at- s115a -dot- com
Also, on the subject of tips someone has said that SolarMovie "seems to be unavalible from an optus internet connection." Can anyone verify this?
UPDATE: 11 Jan 2017
This is apparently Optus' block page:
And Internode's (owned by TPG):
UPDATE: 13 Jan 2017 Here are the IP addresses of the various ISP servers hosting the blocking notices.