I will begin before saying anything that I am just a customer, same as you @SaugaOG, so have no vested interested, only want to inform.
I don't want to get into the legal discussion around this whole thing, that is for another place, but wanted to flag for others to know that since January 2015 when the Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act came into effect, a practice where copyright holders can obtain the IP adress of users who have downloaded pirated material has been in place with the notices called Notice on Notice - Under the law, there are large penalties that can be applied, but I cannot comment fully on the legal responsibilities of ISP's, other than they must pass on the copyright infringement notices.
Whether they can block access to those sites, I have no idea, but I have read that around the world, they are starting to go after the providers, and there is also a move to stop the use of loaded Android boxes that permit for downloading of copyrighted material.
It is an interesting question, that we all need to consider if we choose to go down this road.
It is kind of like the Napster issue years back, and the recent ending of the use of US ip addresses and VPN's to access US netflix.
It is a combination of a moral and greay area legal question that is going to probably work its way through the regulations and application of the existing laws over the next year or so.
I provide this just for insight into the reality that for those who choose to go down the road of accessing copyrighted material, you can be identified, there are potentially large fines, but cannot comment on the blocking of sites, but as we have seen with Netflix, it is technically feasable.
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Definitely doesn't sound like an ideal situation to be in, hopefully everything has since been resolved?
If the issue still persist, then I'm curious if there has been alterations to the router settings? Have you tried to factory reset the modem? Also, are you using a 3rd party router?
I'll tag in some of our Resident Experts for further insight and help :).
Look forward to your response!
I just had my internet transfered to my new condo. I'm only able to connect to Google websites like YouTube and Gmail on my wifi connected devices and my PC which is connected with an ethernet cable. All other websites don't work.
Never seen anything like that before..
Obviously internet is working if you can get out to google..
My first thing would be to try and do a factory reset on the router.. let it refresh and re-pull everything.
(new firmware, etc possibly)
As far as Im aware its illegal for ISPs in Canada to block access to websites. So why is it that within 2 minutes of getting a copyright notice I can no longer access kickass. Please fix my access or I will have no choice but to switch providers. Thank you.
Still not able to access the site?
Appears that KAT is up at the moment.. i can access it from here at work at least on Bell.
I have never seen them block access before like that, even after a copyright notice.
I have had many times that KAT has been up/down. Might have been one of those down times. They have to bounce hosts around a lot as their old ones get shut down.
I know a few others have been attacked/taken down the last week. Nyaa for example.
I tried the link again and today it works. Yesterday was getting a bad gateway just for that one specific torrent. Today works fine again. No idea what could have happened but everything looks resolved now and I can comment to warn people. If anything I learned to take a day and not do anything rash anymore.
@Jhobbs93 Factory reset the modem as advised. Push and hold the reset pin at the back for 15 seconds then let go, the modem should reboot.
After that check your computers and make sure the DHCP and DNS settings are set to auto and aren't using a custom DNS server.
google for instructions depending what Operating System you are running.
I am in Brampton, ON and still have the problem of being Unable to load certain website(s) and or videos. It doesn't matter if it's my desktop or laptop. Using windows 10.1 or 8.1 doesn't matter. Tried modem reset and other suggested fixes but nothing works.
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