“American movie lobby considering using dns for blocking piracy sites”




American film lobby club MPAA is considering to use the DNS system to block piracy sites. ISPs would juridsiche under duress DNS requests for piracy sites may refuse, making them no longer visit for many people.

This appears according to The Verge of emails that were leaked after the Sony hack. It is not clear how concrete plans, but the MPAA writes in internal emails that providers could be threatened with legal consequences if they do not cooperate in blocking websites in the dns. That the MPAA is in favor of blocking piracy sites is already known.

MPAA admits in internal e-mails that the measure will not be fully effective because downloaders with above average technical knowledge download sites will still be able to achieve, for example by using an alternative DNS server or a VPN connection. The blockade would however casual -downloaders may deter to look for download sites, thinks the MPAA.

Critics point out that the blockade the integrity of the DNS system is compromised. Even that would impede the rollout of dnssec: dnssec ensures that no man can take place in the middle attack referenced that tampering with the answer that gives a dns server.

In the Netherlands had multiple providers incidentally some time The Pirate Bay block, both as dns ip level. Meanwhile the blockade was lifted, although Brein, who filed suit the case, about appealed. It is therefore possible that the blockade is re-entered.


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