Newzbin2 blocking court order pointless

The court-ordered block on Newzbin2 for BT customers was a while ago, but implementation was delayed due to discussion on the exact wording of the order. Yesterday, it was back in court and the precise details were set.

Reading the full judgement this morning is interesting, as it appears ineffective. The court is ordering BT to use Cleanfeed (Paragraphs 6 and 9) in order to block the site, but Cleanfeed does not work on HTTPS (Which is encrypted) as it is unable to examine the request to determine exactly what has been issued. Cleanfeed was only designed to stop “casual” access to child porn.

I notice that Newzbin2 already has HTTPS access.

Oops.

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