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Is Google Docs not working for you in India? Blame Sony for that

Some users have been complaining they are unable to access Google Docs from their ISP in India while it becomes accessible when they change their ISP or DNS settings. There was no logical explanation

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Some users have been complaining they are unable to access Google Docs from their ISP in India while it becomes accessible when they change their ISP or DNS settings. There was no logical explanation for the occurrence except the service being blocked by the ISP and that is exactly the case. Medianama reports that the Delhi High Court has issued orders to block as many as 472 sites including Google Docs, Google’s URL shortner goo.gl, among others.

The order to block these sites was passed after Multi Screen Media, a Sony company, which is broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2014 in India complained about illegal live streams of World Cup matches being hosted on many of these sites.

You can check out the list of all sites that can be affected by this ruling at Medianama. It includes many file sharing websites, large file emailing sites, blip.tv among other.

Mind you, even if you can access these sites right now, it could be because either your ISP hasn’t implemented the block yet or your DNS settings bypass the block.

  • Published Date: July 7, 2014 12:30 PM IST