India blocks archive.org. No reason given.

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  1. Desmond David

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    This is beyond pathetic. Only hypocrisy or cowardice would provoke such an action.

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    Access to Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine Blocked
    India blocks Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine - Mumbai Mirror -
    Update: Internet Archive contacted Indian govt regarding the block, but got no response - MediaNama
     
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    Jaroor "bharashtachar" kiya hoga is website ne.
     
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    Pretty sure 99% of India does not even know what archive.org is.
     
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    Seriously? I thought only Pakistan govt blocks stuff. Matlab Indians and Pakistanis are the same :/ - though arhive.org is unblocked in Pakistan
     
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    I don't think this was blocked deliberately, must have been a mistake.
    From the looks of it, the block seems to be based on content inspection, so that's why SSL is still a pass through since SSL interception by ISP is illegal, afaik.

    I remember some time back, archive dot org was flagged as false positive in one of the security engines I use, because some of its sub domains were being identified as malware/malicious. Could it be this?
    Just so you know, this website hosts a hell lot of content.... So you never know what could be found.... Where on it. If it's not legal, it may very well be blocked.


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    seriously but why?
     
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    archive dot org has released an official statement here: Statement and Questions Regarding an Indian Court’s Order to Block archive.org | Internet Archive Blogs

    Looks like the block was ordered by Madras High Court.

    MediaNama says that the orders were from Bollywood studios - Internet Archive was blocked because of court orders obtained by Bollywood studios - MediaNama
     
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    I believe India Govt is digging the attention it gets by blocking website
     
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    I am able to open archive.org without proxy on my PC.
     
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    Same here, though it defaults to the https site.
     
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    I think the archive dot org team has set up their servers to forward http requests to the https site by default. It's working for me as well.
     

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