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Re: National IP-Blocks and OR

Is there even a remote chance that the ISPs will take this on board and not tell GEMA where they can put the suggestion?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kristian Koehntopp" <kris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 6:17 AM
Subject: National IP-Blocks and OR

----- http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/61331

GEMA asks (german) Providers to block websites

The german Society for musical production and reproduction rights (GEMA) asks
42 german access providers to block multiple websites. These are portals that
offer links to film and music files for the P2P protocol eDonkey, the german
language sites Eselfilme, Goldesel, Saugstube, Audio-Esel and Power-Portal.



While it would be a mistake to advertise OR as a tool to circumvent this
(http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050627130232598), at the moment
it is completely random if a user of OR is subject to such a ban or not.

Such IP blocks are usually byproducts of national legislation. Would it be
useful to include the nationality of a node as part of its family declaration
and select preferred exit nodes based on them being in a certain nationality
family or not being in them?


Kristian =?iso-8859-15?q?K=F6hntopp?= <kris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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