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Finnish Operator Required To Block Access To ThePirateBay, Among Others

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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Finnish Operator Required To Block Access To ThePirateBay, Among Others


www.arcticstartup.com

Elisa, one of the largest internet service providers in Finland, has been forced to block access to The PirateBay for its customers. Elisa issued a press release (in Finnish) on the matter moments ago. The decision was given by a local district court in Helsinki. Elisa has stated that they will seek correction to the decision in supreme court. As of today, all Elisa and Saunalahti (part of the same group) customers will be denied access to ThePirateBay on an operator level, meaning they have denied access to the servers in their name servers.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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So it seems Sopa esq occurcaces are spreading fast, as stated in the artice "This also raises an interesting question: what rights do we as ArcticStartup have in asking operators to block access to news sites that take our content without proper accreditation? What rights do any other companies have? As you give it more thought, you begin to realise how dangerous this turn of events can really be"

Update: Also, Piraattilahti.fi -address currently hosts just a video file casting criticism against the SOPA legislation in the US. How does this promote copyright infringement?

Update 2: In response to the blocking of ThePirateBay, the Finnish branch of the Anonymous hacker group has taken down the anti-filesharing website Antipiracy.fi. Furthermore, they demand Elisa restore access, threatening "This is only the beginning."

Found the info via this tweet
anon_finland AnonFinland
#SOPA's landed in #Finland today: goo.gl/h2Uxb Blame them: goo.gl/L4SE9 @AnonymousIRC @anonymouSabu @AnonyOps @Anon_Support


www.arcticstartup.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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SOPA just going to be another way for the corporations
to copyright everything and make money off us.

There a android app called BOYCOTT SOPA which can
tell you if a produce is made by a company that surports
SOPA.

Maximum PC

Kick them where it hurts.In the wallet



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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These attempts to stop internet freedom is futile. They can always be circumvented by using proxies, or programs such as Ultrasurf (which is normally used to circumvent the great firewall of china)

The sad thing is lawmakers are wasting billions fighting technology.
It is a futile battle, doomed to fail.
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by NeoVain
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These attempts to stop internet freedom is futile. They can always be circumvented by using proxies, or programs such as Ultrasurf (which is normally used to circumvent the great firewall of china)

The sad thing is lawmakers are wasting billions fighting technology.
It is a futile battle, doomed to fail.
edit on 9-1-2012 by NeoVain because: (no reason given)


Absolutlely, they just make us more a more tech savvy all the time! Its great lol On a serious not they are probably harming other criminal investigation in the future as those people will be more tech savvy too.

For anyone needing help with the issue above a firefox addon is available:
"Today MAFIAAFire delivers a new release that aims to thwart the increasing censorship efforts in countries worldwide. Named “The Pirate Bay Dancing,” the Firefox add-on undoes local DNS and IP blocks by routing users through a series of randomly picked proxies."

Fun times indeed



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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Absolutely, they are basically stabbing themselves in the back.
Buying more daggers with tax-dollars.
All the while chanting "Hey, it´s a living?"



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Their plugins should be made known to EVERYONE!

Make yourselves AWARE people.

Glad you posted the information.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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Piratebay has been blocked in Denmark on all ISP's for a couple of years at least now. It's hardly a new concept for states to try this crap. But, as was stated in previous posts, it is pretty useless action. People will use proxies or simply another torrent site.



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