I can't find any relevant info on this here so apologies if it has in fact been answered many times as i imagine it must be. My phone line is one of the old 8mb style lines and a BT guy called me this evening offering me the BT phone and broadband package for cheaper than my current phone pack is costing so it seems a no-brainer all thing being equal. Now i know the sites that the big ISPs block but are there any others? I'm thinking specifically of file lockers/hosters like uploaded and ryushare etc which im thinking i don't want to use through a VPN. I'm not familiar with using a VPN, is it terribly annoying to use regularly?
Mainly because they are compliant with DMCA requests. With Bittorrent the violators are the thousands or millions seeding the files, so it's not feasible to contact them all to ask them to stop sharing it, so they go after the sites facilitating them. Rapidshare is even shutting down soon, because being DMCA compliant has made them unprofitable; no one wants to use them if they don't host copyright material.
So far file locker sites arent blocked. Mainly because there is legitimate uses for them. The court orders tend to go after the websites hosting the links to copyrighted material.
Thanks mate, i could probably live with that then but i've decided not to switch over to them anyway as i don't need the hassle even if its cheaper and too many bad reps for BT.
Thanks all for the help