Dear ISPs, We know to bypass you !
After Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in USA, now its time in India that Internet Service Providers particularly Reliance Communications and Airtel have started blocking The Pirate Bay, Vimeo, DailyMotion and a few other torrent sites. Although I’m personally not effected with this till date(I’m on BSNL) but got call from couple of friends asking help to bypass this block. They were seing the following message for blocked sites:
Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders
Googling around, I found that the reason behind this censorship is a John Doe order obtained by film distributor Relance Entertainment. Citing piracy concerns ahead of blockbuster releases, Reliance Entertainment has been using John Doe orders to get websites blocked. It is completely insane to block a whole site just because of few pirate files are on the site, selective blocking of offending URLs would have been a better option.
I midst of all this issues, we the people are facing difficulties. Every problem has a solution, even here you can bypass the restrictions of the ISPs easily. My old post(2009) on using Ultrasurf Proxy Software to Bypass Internet Filters works well to bypass this blocks. Originally created to help internet users in China find security and freedom online, Ultrasurf has now become one of the world’s most popular anti-censorship, pro-privacy software, with millions of people using it to bypass internet censorship and protect their online privacy.
All that you need is this small software(yeah really small) and install it on your computer(Currently Mac & Linux are not supported.)