submitted 5 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Who cares if nobody can work, the important is that those illegal streams are blocked

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[-] [email protected] 157 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

When is it supposed to kick in? Because it sure hasn't been done yet.

Edit: Blatant misinformation

While the underlying court order was reversed many months ago, some Indians continue to have trouble accessing parts of the website.

[-] [email protected] 70 points 5 months ago

the main problems of those blocking orders, worldwide, not only in india, is that while blocks are immediate and done with no supervision directly in the hands of the copyright trolls, unblocks are slow and need 100+ approvals

[-] [email protected] 36 points 5 months ago

It's exactly how reporting shithead users online is like.

You report a stupid asshole, takes a long ass time to be dealt with.

They report you - record time.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Its been like this for a long time. I still find it difficult to access raw.github. the reversal is not proper as far as I can say.

Edit: checked now, still can't.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 months ago

Based on the other comments, they blocked the raw url.

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[-] [email protected] 80 points 5 months ago

Remember when India blocked the official website for VLC?

[-] [email protected] 51 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Its still blocked including newgrounds.com. I have to use VPN to play Geometry Dash because sound of custom level are hosted on newground.

Here a List of site which I can't access without VPN

  • VLC Website
  • Raw Github URL
  • Newground
  • t.me : Telegram Links (but I can access telegram.dog and telegram.me)
  • ApkPure
[-] [email protected] 9 points 5 months ago

Which ISP are you on? Most of them are working for me

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

If you are on firefox i suggest turning on DNSoverHTTPS, it works after a few reloads{newgrounds will still not work though :( }

[-] [email protected] 15 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 76 points 5 months ago

At what point can we all just acknowledge that copyright law has become a public nuisance in its current form

[-] [email protected] 24 points 5 months ago

Copyright, Patent Laws, holding back human progress for a century.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 5 months ago

Probably never, since it benefits large corporations

[-] [email protected] 9 points 5 months ago

The ONE thing I might have in common with the hexbear people is thinking China has the right ideas when it comes to copyright. Copyright and trademarks only serve to hinder innovation.

[-] [email protected] 45 points 5 months ago

The fediverse can't reach source forges fast enough...

[-] [email protected] 15 points 5 months ago

Git really should be married with bittorrent for large files. At the moment it's GFS which requires large central storage, which doesn't really fit with git. Should be maglinks.

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[-] [email protected] 40 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 22 points 5 months ago

Oh fun fact, Govt also issued an order stating that VPN providers who won't log information of users, can't function in India.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 5 months ago

That statement just screams "I don't understand how the internet works"

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

Bet they love Tor then....

Though maybe faster to have a VPS somewhere else. Maybe do a VPN from there.

They aren't going to block ssh.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 5 months ago

I read that Linux usage is much higher in India (I think ~13% vs 5% in the US, though the statistics are probably outdated). I am totally ignorant when it comes to India, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm wondering if the rise of Linux users has something to do with the government trying to limit access to Github.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 5 months ago

Indian here.

Most government organisations in India have shifted to using linux (primarily ubuntu) because they didn't want to pay hefty license fees to microsoft and to buy new PCs, since almost all of their computers either ran Windows 7 or XP.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

Could you provide sources for this? I still see government computers running old windows.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 5 months ago


Indian Courts have been using Ubuntu for over a decade.


The Indian armed forces are evaluating the shift to an Ubuntu-based distro that is developed locally this august.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

I know that the first one hasn't held up. I know a few people in the high court circles who have no idea what Linux is and exclusively use AND are asked to use windows specific software.

The second link looks promising. Thanks for sharing!

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 5 months ago

The other way round. Government is pro Ubuntu/Linux.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

No it doesn't.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 5 months ago

Guess Gitlab is about to get a shot in the arm from india.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

nahh we would rather use vpn. i have been using vpn for github ever since they have blocked raw github user content.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 months ago

So... What's the purpose of the ban then?
Is this but just totally stupid and implemented completely useless, because people in power can't grasp what they are deciding on?

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

Again? Hadn't this happened before?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 months ago

Wait, you guys aren't europeen yet?!

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