Some members may find that certain websites are being blocked (i.e. censored!) from the UK.
A self-appointed group calling itself the Internet Watch Foundation has compiled a list of lots of websites, including many file hosting services that, in their opinion, are hosting under age and undesirable content.
They have made a representation to the ISPs in the UK with this list. They are then using the "underage" excuse to block these websites out of hand!
The major providers in the UK have acted upon their recommendations adn have completely blocked access to any site the IWF has listed. All the major UK providers are doing this, including the very largest.
it seems that any site that hosts stuff the IWF consider suspect is being blocked.
This is understandable with some of the Russian, South American and Japanese sites where under age and bestiality content is being up and down loaded, but it looks as if it is expanding to other sites. For instance, I cannot access the http://empornium.us/details.php?cat=18&id=417896
post at all. it looks like my ISP has blocked it, as I get the same message when I try to access sites such as the file hoster Oron, which I know is blocked.
This is due to the fairly recent legislation banning bestiality and even cartoon representation of under age pornographic material in Europe (hence the Japanese bans). This will probably extend to other Euro countries and the USA in future. The decision to ban can depend on where the website is hosted - a site that appears to be US based may in fact be based elsewhere and get banned as it is run by the same concern that runs objectionable sites.
Empornium.us is hosted in Holland, but as a Torrent site, it may be hosting objectionable material uploaded elsewhere in the world.http://www.iwf.org.uk