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Submission + - ISP Withdraws Week-Old Service That Skirted Video Geoblocks (

aesoteric writes: A New Zealand internet service provider has withdrawn a controversial, week-old service that allowed users to circumvent geographic restrictions on US and British video services like Hulu, Netflix and BBC's iPlayer. The company said it was taking more advice on the legality of the service, but earlier seemed sure of its legal position.
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Submission + - down taking 1000s of sites with it

werelnon writes: "Today at around 5PM PST nameservers and the main website went down. seems to be responding to some lookups, but mostly timesout. the web interface is completely down. Maybe this is a repeat of the DDOS attack that took them down back in 2006? I'm hard pressed to find any news about this online at the moment."

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