Sky TV’s demand to block websites unlikely to work – NZ Herald

Sky TV’s demand to block websites unlikely to work – NZ Herald

Even if internet providers went along with Sky TV’s legal demands that they block specific sites that provide access to copyright infringing material, it’s unlikely work.

Why? Because from a technical point of view, the internet in 2017 is a very different beast to how lawyers envisage the network.

The internet used to be, in very simple terms, a network over which hosts (that is, computers) communicated with each other.

That’s the end-to-end principle of the internet, and you could block access to one bad corner of the network fairly easily.

By NZ Herald

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