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Old 2nd December 2011
Originally Posted by initialsBB View Post
the thing I don't get about blocking the DNS is will it be illegal to link directly to an IP address? most people don't type in most urls anyway, they probably visit them from a link and then maybe bookmark it. won't people just create pages with a bunch of links directly to the IP addresses of various pirate sites?

or will ISPs be able to actually block access to the banned IP addresses from within the US, in which case people would have to use proxies?
It would be possible to type in the IP, but most people don't know how to do that.

Any page comprising such a list would find itself being blocked as having no purpose other that facilitating piracy.

The idea is to make it difficult for the average nontechnical user to access pirate content - to drive piracy back underground where it belongs rather than being mainstream.