PirateBay Press Release Regarding SOPA

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 09:17 AM
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However, when you use TOR you can browse the internet and you will have a fake address that will pinpoint your location to something like Munich, Germany. TOR is mainly used for browsing the internet, however. This will make sure that the logs of websites will show your fake address. It does not block your IP from non-browser related programs though. For this you would need a real proxy program that blocks all internet related usages. The most safe means of hiding your information is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). These transfer all your data into encryption and go through multiple protocols to ensure your anonymity. The only catch: you usually have to pay for them - yearly or monthly fees. Very worth it, however.


Just wanted to mention something. TOR is NOT 100% anonymous, and you can and will be tracked via TOR if "they" so decide. As well, under the wording of SOPA and PIPA, TOR and private VPNS become instantly illegal as they allow you to circumvent the blocking of websites (regional blocks)

But you still aren't safe, once they start de-listing sites from DNS, you will need the direct IP address of any site you want to access, and again, under SOPA, using the IP address to access a site that has been black listed and removed from DNS entries is illegal.

VPNs are hardly secure, as is evidenced by some of the biggest free and pay VPN hosters admitting they have been handing over their client data records to the FBI and NSA no questions asked.

See, maybe 10 years ago, when crazy internet tin foil hat wearers like me were shouting these dire warnings, maybe using those services would have helped.

911 changed that, any method of obfuscation has already been infiltrated, any method to get around the blocks becomes illegal.

In fact, under SOPA, the content of your post, and my post elaborating on yours, would be illegal as it's giving advice on how to evade blocking, and because of SOPA, ATS and the owners would be held liable for this, and the site would disappear instantly.

In fact, if SOPA or PIPA, or any altered versions of it pass, the safest bet for ATS and similar user content driven sites, is to close down. Right now, if the mods or staff are slow to remove posts against the T&C it really means nothing, maybe an annoyance to users. Under sopa, posting the right (or wrong) information kills the site, instantly, without question, without a warrant, without even a hearing, ATS goes black, and the owners will spend most of their cash fighting in court.




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Great thread. Thanks for the history lesson.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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PirateBay rules. I've used it for years, and others here have probably used it for a lot longer. I'm glad they continue to fight to make their resources available...



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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Well piratebay wont be blocked for everyone in holland... for now
only the people that use the providers Ziggo and XS4ALL, ofcourse these providers are not so happy about this and are going back to court.

This goverment sucks

btw beautifull press release from piratebay.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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People that can pay should pay! Everyone else = Torrents. Simplez!

SOPA can bite it! Goddamned US polatisions trying to police the net, are they not happy with policing the world? They need the net as well? Im glad this SOPA garbage seems dead in the water right now but it will be back, that you can be sure of.
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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I'm all for try before buy but let's get real On movie/music productions there are gaffers, P.A.'s, electricians, camera operator's, carpenters, designers, editor's, engineers etc... that all need to make a living. Buy the product if you like it so much. Same with software, most companies who get screwed the most by piracy are small developers.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Ixtab
Well today an admin on a link site got himself extradited to the U.S. He is a UK citizen, 23 years old and looks like he is going to spend a very long time in a Federal prison being raped and violently assaulted by criminals because he broke some pretty vague laws of a country he has never even been too.

I very much doubt these protests will do anything as long as the people in power, such as judges in the courts are basicaly too old to even comprehend what an internet even is. If someone has no comprehension of a subject why are they allowed to pass sentence on it?. Society and the Law is going to take a good couple of decades before it catches up with technology unfortunately.


case in point



the internet is tubes lol

mabey we need some technology judges,
lol

xploder



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Piratebay will be going bye bye soon, the government has just shown they can shut sites down without SOPA. Megaupload, was closed today, and the CEOs, who were in New Zealand were arrested.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN MEGAUPLOAD ALREADY! THIS IS GETTING BEYOND A JOKE NOW.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
Piratebay will be going bye bye soon, the government has just shown they can shut sites down without SOPA. Megaupload, was closed today, and the CEOs, who were in New Zealand were arrested.


Actually, they have shown that they can intimidate other Govts. into doing their dirty work and putting gags on the rights of other Nations. THIS is what is really happening and it's sickening that NZ did not stand up for its own citizens.

Pathetic.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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I'm going to post a thread instructing how to use TOR and what it is/how it works. Not sure if someone has already suggested that in this thread as I'm on the bus and havent had a chance to read all replies to this thread yet. I should never have waiting til mega upload was gone to do this, as we all saw this coming (like so many other imminent disasters we discuss on this fantastic site).

Although this is a virtual apocalypse, it is clear many of us did no act or react until something happened. This should make us all listen to our paranoia a little more seriously and really take charge of the knowledge we have. This site allows us to share that knowledge and prepare others.

We are the last cowboys of the Internet while it was the Wild West. Authorities are bumbling into it a decade or two late, and regulating it with ignorance and greed.

Let's give ATS our best. Because if you think forums as we know them will live through SOPA/PIPA, look again and follow what you know to its logical conclusion.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Made this a while back maybe just maybe a threat to the net is what will spark the revolution?, like another poster said this is the wild west and maybe we should be the cowboys, the battle hasnt even begun yet, I hope some smart people save the net freedom.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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One of the biggest if not the biggest ISP in Finland has already been ordered by court to remove TBP from it's dns. So I had to stretch my fingers and type in the pirate party address in my browser to a link that goes around that.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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What a year this will be...what a year...

Think about how lucky it is to be alive in the most important year of the current civilization of earth.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by AlienStalker
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Wow!

So like the instructions say get on TOR, whatever that is, and use it lol

It's messed up that the resolutions were slanted around similar time frames....

May I ask when this law was passed in your country?




TOR is an onion skin proxy network that allows you to change your ISP given IP number into an IP number reflecting that of another ISP...usually from another country, but can be in your own country too. It allows you to access sites that are blocked or that ban your IP number (or country's IP range) or just let's you hide behind the number and use it as if it were your own. TOR is usually bundled up with Privoxy.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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There are quite often ways round it.
I'm totally not worried while I still have access to a usenet binaries server.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by vrlsh6
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THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN MEGAUPLOAD ALREADY! THIS IS GETTING BEYOND A JOKE NOW.


Anon currently retaliating about megaupload

and DDos .gov and other media sites

gizmodo.com...


Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by PsykoOps
 

There are quite often ways round it.
I'm totally not worried while I still have access to a usenet binaries server.


yea not worried about that i also use
pier to pier filessharing is in their sight



Originally posted by PsykoOps
reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
 


One of the biggest if not the biggest ISP in Finland has already been ordered by court to remove TBP from it's dns. So I had to stretch my fingers and type in the pirate party address in my browser to a link that goes around that.

just use an alternate DNS server

like opendns
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by 3xil3

Originally posted by vrlsh6
reply to post by jude11
 


THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN MEGAUPLOAD ALREADY! THIS IS GETTING BEYOND A JOKE NOW.


Anon currently retaliating about megaupload

and DDos .gov and other media sites

gizmodo.com...


Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by PsykoOps
 

There are quite often ways round it.
I'm totally not worried while I still have access to a usenet binaries server.


yea not worried about that i also use



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edit on 19-1-2012 by 3xil3 because: (no reason given)


Yeah, if Anonymous would threaten and attack for political events outside the arena of the virtual paradigm, what do you think they will do when you (as a government pig) when you show up to THEIR playground and try to take over it, not even knowing what you are doing. Anonymous, I suspect, will make a huge example of everything that government stands for from the White house all the way to the Kremlin.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
Piratebay will be going bye bye soon, the government has just shown they can shut sites down without SOPA. Megaupload, was closed today, and the CEOs, who were in New Zealand were arrested.




NO WAY!!!

I just checked... this is the first I've heard about this.
Megaupload were BIG too.... this is crazy.

Who's next....

:shk:



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Yea, they are trying to keep this quiet on CNN, NBC and Fox, I only found out because I check the BBC News every once in a while.





 
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