Skype blocked in parts of China

Go figure. Skype blocked in China? Say it ain’t so. There are reports around the blogosphere that certain versions of Skype are being blocked by China Telecom through port-blocking. Apparently according to Sina tech, the Ministry of Information maintains that programs such as Skype are illegal and only the six state-owned telecommunication companies are allowed to use such programs.
While this is terrible, I’ll start laughing when someone sets up a distributed networking ring that proxies with a wide range of ports. This will in-turn cause the telecommunication companies to block ports that they don’t wish to block and either allow the communication programs through or face blocking their own useful programs.
You can’t stop the Internet, if you wish to be part of a world-wide cyber culture. It’s just part of the Internet.
Via GlobalVoices