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Danish ISP forced to block AllofMP3

Written by Ben Reid @ 26 Oct 2006 16:27 User comments (28)

Danish ISP forced to block AllofMP3 A short while ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) filed a civil lawsuit against Danish ISP Tele2. Within the suit, the IFPI demanded Tele2 block access to AllofMP3.com from its customers.
A court ruling on Wednesday saw the IFPI get its own way, and Tele2 must now block AllofMP3.com from its Danish customers.

Telecommunications industry figures in Denmark are concerned over the verdict, which they feel gives the implication that ISPs are responsible for the activities of their users and also the fact that no verdict has actually been made against controversial Russian download site AllofMP3.

"Im shocked about the verdict, and view it as censorship. Tele2 and other Internet service providers provide free access to information on the internet, but now have to sort this information," said Ib Tholstrup, Director of the Telecommunication Business Organization. "This is unknown territory for us, and it is the same as if the Post Offices should read all the letters they are handling. I deeply condemn this verdict."

Sebastian Gjerding, spokesman of The Piracy Group in Denmark - an organization that petitions for copyright reform and advocates consumer rights - shared a similar view to that of the telecom industry. "This shows clearly that the IFPI poses a threat to the concept of free communication. There obviously are no limits to how far they are willing to go in their war against piracy, even though it means a limit of free communications. In China, citizens cant visit sites that are legal in other countries, but that the Chinese government does not approve. That policy is now being brought to Denmark."

"We can now only wait and hope that the Civil Court will come to their senses, and reverse the verdict on the appeal. However, if this does not happen, there are alternative ways to get around the issue. Technical matters that tries to censor the internet are often easy to outwit, and The Piracy Group are more than willing to teach people how to do it."


Tele2 is to appeal against the verdict and at the moment, customers can still access AllofMP3.com, but how long for remains to be seen.

Source:
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28 user comments

126.10.2006 16:36

Wow sad day for the Danish, I'm sure the RIAA is watching this. How long until they try to pull this in the U.s?

226.10.2006 17:45

Afterdawn should start a dollar betting pool for how long before they try to pull that stuff here. While we're doing that, we shold start another one on how long before kareoke is outlawed.

326.10.2006 18:02
OzMick
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What next? A state operated firewall like China's? This isn't far removed from that...

426.10.2006 18:24

It has begun..... dont let the US government do that shit here, and dont let them try to make websites pay ISPs ether. and dont let them trick everyone into going along with that shit by saying its to stop child porn. the fucking governement should check ITSELF before they go after other people for child porn.

526.10.2006 18:53
gogochar
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Hijack!

Quote:
the fucking governement should check ITSELF before they go after other people for child porn.
I hope they do get rid of the child porn. It's sickening to think about it. And I'm very happy to say that I have never seen child porn.

626.10.2006 18:55

Is this the only ISP the Danish have access to, or are they just targeting one to see if they can get away with it before going after the other ISP's.

726.10.2006 19:04
SovMish
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It's so hilarious. The RIAA know they lost and can't get allofmp3 to shut down, so now they are going to sue everyone who has any connections whatsoever with them, even minor. Pitiful.

826.10.2006 19:32

dont get me wrong child porn is way way bad, but you know thats going to be the ruse they use to finaly filter the net in america. it was the excuse they used to get the search engine samples. who the hell would just go on google and type "child porn"? doesnt google filter child porn by itself?

926.10.2006 20:43
tabletpc
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i have been to the site and what you need to understand is the site is also choped full of virus applications spyware and other nasty apps so russian consumers can steal your credit card info and other personal data

1026.10.2006 21:08

@tabletpc i have been to the site and what you need to understand is the site is also choped full of virus applications spyware and other nasty apps so russian consumers can steal your credit card info and other personal data Thats a bunch of b.s, I've been geting stuff there for a couple years. Allofmp3 dose not collect your cards number or info.

1127.10.2006 9:27
yetagain
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OK folks................here's how to bypass. If you're in Denmark, simply work with someone OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY and do a "Remote Desktop" (RDP) session to an IP outside the country being screwed (Denmark). Then, after logging into the target computer, simply do all your downloads from there and pick the most convenient means to send the d/l's to the forbidden user (ftp, dvd, cd, etc.) IFPI and their 'ruling' can kiss my downloading arse. PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1227.10.2006 10:20

Luckily Tele2 is fighting the verdict, but I'm sorry to say that I'm just not sure the judges of Denmark got enough brains to realize what they've started and overrule the verdict at the appeal. I work at another Danish ISP, and while everyone thinks the ruling is ludicrous, if IFPI gets they're way, soon all danish ISP's will be overwhelmed with lawsuits telling them to block this and block that, it will be hell on earth and the end of the internet society as we know it.

1327.10.2006 16:19

SO in order for the corperations to protect thems elfs they are going to sue ISPs into the ground unless they firewall and block stuff? No wonder the corperations are trying to undermine governments across the world 0_o

1427.10.2006 21:37
duckNrun
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I too must say that the comment about Allof giving you viruses and malware IS BS!!! As some of you may know I have been, and am, a huge suporter of this site and try to provide facts and evidence about the legality of this site in Russia as well as the legality of using this site from within the US. I have never, repeat, NEVER had an unathorized use of my credit card, obtained a keylogger, spyware, a virus, or anything bad from this site... unless of course you consider high quality mp3's at $2-$4 an ALBUM as being something bad! I openend up a seperate bank account when I first began using this site because I was leary of a russian site having my credit card... 2 years later and still NO PROBLEMS. And that goes for my PC as well! As for my other personal data... I monitor that as well as my credit reports and nothing bad there either. I HATE to call BS on anyone but TabletPC you are just dead wrong about this!

1528.10.2006 4:54
advent
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TabletPC: Your comments regarding Allofmp3 are absolute BS. I've been using Allofmp3 for years with no problems at all. With reference to credit card details being stolen, you want to worry about the call centre's in India where lists of credit card details are regularly sold. Only recently, a call centre worker was arrested for selling a list of 20,000 credit card details.

1628.10.2006 5:28

thats bs about allofmp3 stealing cc details... never had any problem using my ccs over the net... actually, the only problem I ever had was a duplicated charge, from an US institution...

1728.10.2006 8:30

ALLofMP3 get rights to sell songs in Russia. ALLofMp3 pays the correct legal amount per song to sell them. AllofMp3's server is IN RUSSIA. So, what in there says that Danish laws apply? or US laws? And about "getting around it" hasn't anyone ever heard of a proxy or proxy bouncer?

1829.10.2006 1:44

just realized that the whole basic problem is manifested in the name of IFPI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph how about changing the name to something that doesn't actually refer to something built in 19th century?

1929.10.2006 1:45
xhardc0re
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@gogochar:

Quote:
I hope they do get rid of the child porn. It's sickening to think about it. And I'm very happy to say that I have never seen child porn.
Did u not know that back in 1994 when the Internet became really hot in the U.S., the first major sites to go up were (in this order): adult porn, gambling/casinos, child porn, MLM (multi-level marketing). Do you really think that Fortune500 companies do not have investors behind all these adult/child porn sites? Hmmmmm...me thinks people are too damn naive for their own good. There's no way porn sites are ever being eliminated from the Internet, it would be a good thing. but the M.A.F.I.A.A. will try to get its way with file sharers. Just remember everyone, all you need to do it Google on darknets, onion routing, .TOR, and closed mutual P2P networks. You can invite your close friends, and they invite all their close friends, and you have a big local file sharing service, virutally undetectable by the M.A.F.I.A.A. snoops. Then, you find more trustworthy people with more files.... ...and break the f***ing back of the MPAA/RIAA with their Gestapo tactics!

2029.10.2006 1:52

xhardc0re porn and the mafiaa will never go away untill humans become less greedy,the goverment needs to deal with child porn more effectively but then it needs to do EVERYTHIGN more effectively.

211.11.2006 6:39

See whats gonna happen is that Pres. Bush is gonna say this is an act of terrorism on our law on piracy. KABOOM! Cold War all over again. There's too much violence in the system. RUSSIA ROCKS!

221.11.2006 20:57

ZippyDSM So when is the book going to come out "7 Habits of Highly Effective Governments?" :P This is definately a "communist" ruling. The people won't stand for it, if that's the route they want to take though.... hehehe.

232.11.2006 2:21

cart0181 the only thing that comes to mind is *less bitching more buttsecks* 0_o and thats not even my thing 0-o

242.11.2006 2:22

cart0181 the only thing that comes to mind is *less bitching more buttsecks* 0_o and thats not even my thing 0-o

253.11.2006 13:50

@zippy regardless that you posted twice it was still funny the 2nd time round *wipes tears from eyes*

263.11.2006 21:24

scorpNZ bah dumb dailup.

2721.12.2006 4:57
mnovus
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Should this actually happen in the us-- It won't last long. I can already see it happening... Kids everywhere will abolutely KILL the internet to get what they want. Bye-bye MTV and the world goes to hell in a handbag.

2821.12.2006 5:03

mnovus jumping to another ISP would be quick I wodner where I posed the butt seck comment...hehee

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