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The Pirate Bay fights back against ISP block

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2008 14:58 User comments (39)

The new site, named after the boss of the Danish IFPI, gives Danish users detailed instructions on how to get around the block and gain access again to The Pirate Bay.

One of the admins of TPB, Brokep, had this to say about the new domain name. “We’ll associate his name with something positive instead of his negative IFPI vibe.”

The admin team over at TPB has also asked other torrent site admins to help by redirecting all customers from the blocked ISP Tele2 to the Jesper Bay. The team even wrote a piece of code that can redirect all Tele2 users to the Jesper Bay so they can change their DNS.

The ruling which has caused the block was released last night and ruled that Tele2 "assists in copyright infringement" simply because they give their customers access to TPB. The ruling should result in more ISP blocks, and the IFPI has already announced that they will start similar cases in Norway and Finland.

Sebastian Gjerding, a spokesperson for the Danish pro-piracy lobby Piratgruppen, made an interesting quote after the ruling was read. “It’s very frightening that the IFPI can get through the courts with something like this. In Turkey and China its the state that decides what information the people can access and what should be censored. In Denmark its apparently the record industry.”

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39 user comments

17.2.2008 15:19

All I can say is:
Direct hit.
The enemy vessel is sinking.

27.2.2008 16:06
vinny13
Inactive

Lmao... Those guys are always doin' something to piss those who piss them off :P

I just hope it doesn't come back to them... And they bring Demonoid back in the process :)

37.2.2008 16:17

Too bad jesperbay.org isn't in English too!

47.2.2008 19:42
drach
Inactive

You've got to love the Pirate Bay Philosophy.

57.2.2008 20:11

It's sad though that they have to bully ISP's like that. They're just a service provider.

Pirates FTW.

67.2.2008 20:23
varnull
Inactive

A very worrying situation.. Kiss freedom of information goodbye Europeans.. Now US funded and run business can dictate what you can see and access on the internet.. seemingly without our elected representatives giving 2 shits about our democratic and statutory rights and freedoms.. Big Brother strikes again..

Why did aD highlight Kiss ?? bastard Gene Symmonds again, either that or a reference to a song by another little anti people toerag Prince (here boy.. here boy.. fetch mummys slippers!! !!KICK!!..).. a pox on him, and a pox on the mpaa/riaa and their cronies everywhere.

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78.2.2008 2:37

TPB is king. Keep up the good fight. You have millions of pirates helping push forward. We will fight to the end!!

88.2.2008 4:36
nobrainer
Inactive

Originally posted by xSModder:
All I can say is:
Direct hit.
The enemy vessel is sinking.
not really as the servers are scattered across the globe, a case has already been put in the Spanish courts and thrown out, so Spain is a safe harbour just as Antigua.

But the real nobrainer, is that the site is not breaking ANY laws in their country and the IFPI,MPAA,RIAA trying to force US law is only going to stir up already negative US feelings with the citizens, so what is their government to do if they want to remain in power? Show their countrymen that the movie/record industry, not another government, can have such a baring on their laws and abuse their legal system.

BTW the filtering is pointless as all you need is a proxy like Tor to bypass the state controlled blocks just ask ppl in China what tor does for free speech and bypassing filters! http://www.torproject.org/

Spanish court decides linking to P2P downloads is legal

WTO Awards Caribbean Country Right to Ignore US Copyright


and what do they want to do to combat piracy, not happy enough with the likes of HDMI DRM HDCP, well spy on everyone's pc's obviously because isp level filtering (inspecting every packet sent and recieved) is pointless unless you are a CIA stool pigeon like AT&T then you would jump at the chance, regardless of how futile it is for curtailing p2p!

RIAA chief calls for copyright filters on PCs video at the bottom of the RIAA stating that isp filtering is futile.
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98.2.2008 13:24

Quote:
BTW the filtering is pointless as all you need is a proxy like Tor to bypass the state controlled blocks just ask ppl in China what tor does for free speech and bypassing filters! http://www.torproject.org/

Or just use the OpenDNS DNS server. Much better and faster!

108.2.2008 18:54

Quote:
Brokep, had this to say about the new domain name. “We’ll associate his name with something positive instead of his negative IFPI vibe.”
hahaha that's tight. i love that quote.
this is funny. did they really expect their block to work?

118.2.2008 21:06
Wildrat
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I have Open DNS, I put TPB in my whitelist. I still keep getting this message: The connection was reset

What do I need to do?

129.2.2008 1:34

Quote:
Quote:
BTW the filtering is pointless as all you need is a proxy like Tor to bypass the state controlled blocks just ask ppl in China what tor does for free speech and bypassing filters! http://www.torproject.org/

Or just use the OpenDNS DNS server. Much better and faster!
OpenDNS is great. I have so many shortcuts setup that it makes browsing around 10x faster.

all I have to type in my address bar to get to google is g

It's great!

Originally posted by Wildrat:
I have Open DNS, I put TPB in my whitelist. I still keep getting this message: The connection was reset

What do I need to do?
I can get TPB just fine with opendns. Who's your ISP? Are you running any sort of software that filters http traffic? I know norton has something of that sort... Cant remember what it's called...
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139.2.2008 3:34

Originally posted by varnull:
A very worrying situation.. Kiss freedom of information goodbye Europeans.. Now US funded and run business can dictate what you can see and access on the internet.. seemingly without our elected representatives giving 2 shits about our democratic and statutory rights and freedoms.. Big Brother strikes again..

Why did aD highlight Kiss ?? bastard Gene Symmonds again, either that or a reference to a song by another little anti people toerag Prince (here boy.. here boy.. fetch mummys slippers!! !!KICK!!..).. a pox on him, and a pox on the mpaa/riaa and their cronies everywhere.
Your comment is a bit melodramatic. Democratic, statutory rights and freedoms don't apply to downloading other peoples work for free. I dislike the RIAA, MPAA etc but this isn't about defending any rights. You don't have and never did have any rights to download content from the tpb. I don't care if you do download from there, I download from there myself but I never considered myself having a right to do it legally :)

149.2.2008 8:02
Wildrat
Inactive

My ISP is BrightHouse, RoadRunner.

169.2.2008 8:21

Hey Vinnie13 (and others) Whilst you await the return of DEMONOID, try www.totalchaos.me.uk for your UK TV stuff not got the food stuff but a lot of the UK stuff Demonoid had.

179.2.2008 13:54
nobrainer
Inactive

They do have support btw!

The Pirate Bay and Filesharers Backed by Swedish Politicians

Originally posted by link:
In recent years, the Swedish Green Party, which holds 19 seats in parliament, has taken a clear stance on filesharing. Following the raid on The Pirate Bay in 2006, the party board released a memo entitled “Free the files!” in which they suggested to fully legalize non-commercial filesharing.

When asked about the purpose of the memo in 2006, party spokesperson Peter Eriksson said: “Our aim is to make laws in line with the new technologies. The other option is to pretend that you can go on like you always have, although it’s practically impossible. Reality has changed.”
American dominated capitalism/globalisation is going to end, you cannot dictate to the world your own agenda, you are not world law. your countries ignorance and/or exploitation of the rest of the planet will end and you will receive your just deserts 3fold.

189.2.2008 20:31

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199.2.2008 20:33

Harhar. Do What you want cause a pirate is free, you are pirate!Yarhar!

209.2.2008 20:50

Fuck the copyright-wing. :)
They can't close the internet, hahahaha!

If they want people to shell out more money for their crap, they should either lower the prices, or make better stuff.

I had a whole thing about how this isn't the USA's fault, looks like I was wrong : http://torrentfreak.com/sweden-threatene...-the-piratebay/

Still, if I wanna pirate the entire world, there's nothing short of jailtime to stop me from doing it. Legal or not.

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2110.2.2008 3:14
varnull
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Quote:
Democratic, statutory rights and freedoms don't apply to downloading other peoples work for free. I dislike the RIAA, MPAA etc but this isn't about defending any rights. You don't have and never did have any rights to download content from the tpb. I don't care if you do download from there, I download from there myself but I never considered myself having a right to do it legally


THAT ISN'T THE POINT!!! If they can get one site blocked then it is a small step to blocking any other that the state or it's business funders disagree with.. FFS when will you stupid f****** people open your eyes and see the bigger picture here? This isn't about piracy (though you retarded "wah wah they are stealing" num f****** keep banging on about it) It's about freedom to make adult choices about what information you make available, and choose to access..

NOT ALL THE CONTENT ON TBP IS PIRATE YANKEE IMPERIALIST BORING FILMS AND DRIVEL RAP MUSIC.. THERE IS A LOT OF FREE LICENSED LEGAL STUFF THERE TOO.. If you want to keep whining on and on about rights to steal go ahead.. BUT.. if you want to support those who would restrict my rights to free digital (or any other form) of information then you should move to China or North Korea and find out what it is like when those freedoms have been taken away!

That is what this is all about, not anything really to do with a few people stealing some crappy films..

Quote:
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller
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2211.2.2008 10:33

Angry much, varnull.

Now do you feel better.

2311.2.2008 10:54

Originally posted by varnull:
Quote:
Democratic, statutory rights and freedoms don't apply to downloading other peoples work for free. I dislike the RIAA, MPAA etc but this isn't about defending any rights. You don't have and never did have any rights to download content from the tpb. I don't care if you do download from there, I download from there myself but I never considered myself having a right to do it legally


THAT ISN'T THE POINT!!! If they can get one site blocked then it is a small step to blocking any other that the state or it's business funders disagree with.. FFS when will you stupid f****** people open your eyes and see the bigger picture here? This isn't about piracy (though you retarded "wah wah they are stealing" num f****** keep banging on about it) It's about freedom to make adult choices about what information you make available, and choose to access..

NOT ALL THE CONTENT ON TBP IS PIRATE YANKEE IMPERIALIST BORING FILMS AND DRIVEL RAP MUSIC.. THERE IS A LOT OF FREE LICENSED LEGAL STUFF THERE TOO.. If you want to keep whining on and on about rights to steal go ahead.. BUT.. if you want to support those who would restrict my rights to free digital (or any other form) of information then you should move to China or North Korea and find out what it is like when those freedoms have been taken away!

That is what this is all about, not anything really to do with a few people stealing some crappy films..

Quote:
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller
Well if that's how you fell then there's always legaltorrents.com to get your non yankee capitalist, imperialist, DRM free, on the house, public source, no license material!

Also, there's plenty of organizations in Europe who are against file sharing of copyright material..it's not just the US.

Which country you from Varnull?

2411.2.2008 11:10
varnull
Inactive

Still haven't seen the real issue eh?

It's not about sharing/copyright or any of that crap.. It's about freedom of choice. It is up to my morality whether I chose to steal or not.. In an open democracy that is my choice regardless of what any government tries to say.. Unfortunately to commit crimes or not is a right we all have.

Finland now joins the ranks of countries like Iran and Canada and China where websites are blocked for political reasons. They say "piracy" but it is all part of a deeper movement to restrict our freedoms in the name of control. Next it will be access to opposition political sites, or western critical sites, or anti globalisation sites, or even your grannies crossstitch patterns because the content is deemed "unsuitable"

This filesharing BS is just an excuse to restrict freedom of information. It's only the tip of the iceberg.. and hell yeah.. I'm angry!!

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2511.2.2008 11:34

Originally posted by varnull:
Still haven't seen the real issue eh?

It's not about sharing/copyright or any of that crap.. It's about freedom of choice.

Finland now joins the ranks of countries like Iran and Canada and China where websites are blocked for political reasons.

This filesharing BS is just an excuse to restrict freedom of information. It's only the tip of the iceberg.. and hell yeah.. I'm angry!!
I do see your point but they are blocking it because the vast majority of stuff on there is copyright! Yes there is some legal stuff but it is a small amount in comparison. It's not about freedom of information, it's about protecting intellectual property. Why would they want to restrict information? If thats the case then all the porn sites wouldnt be around.

I'm sure there's people in Finland who produce stuff that is copyright and don't like seeing it distributed for free. You are not going to lose all your free downloads.

I don't understand why you are so angry if all you download from TPD is stuff that is non-license.

You can't compare it to China and Iran. In those places if you criticize the governments you are jailed or shot!

Anyway I don't agree with the TPD being shutdown either, I think it sux! But i don't agree with your belief that it's because they want to restrict freedom of information. They want to restrict copyright material being freely available. You should understand that my Finnish friend!

2611.2.2008 11:59

Why I'm here, God only knows. :) First off, varnull is not Finnish, I'll let them divulge their home of origin. lol.

Anyway I think the issue is NOT the case at hand but the BIGGER picture of controlling everything we do like in those communist countries mentioned. I to some degree feel the same way but entering into a political conversation here is futile and NOT allowed.

Basically our rights (doesn't matter your country of origin) are being attacked and therefore possibly threatened more than we actually realize.

Hope that makes some sense, I've been sick for over a week now. ;)

....gm


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2711.2.2008 12:08
varnull
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Then they should look at making copyright material more easily and fairly available.. That has nothing to do with TPB. I am a member and the terms and conditions say that it is illegal to share copyrighted material..
Removing my free choice to make an adult decision doesn't either make me more or less law abiding, all it does is provoke a response of big brother and probably illegal state censorship.

Prohibition has never solved a illegality issue, it just pushes the illegal behaviour into the hands of the real criminals who profit from it.

2811.2.2008 12:12

Originally posted by varnull:

Prohibition has never solved a illegality issue, it just pushes the illegal behaviour into the hands of the real criminals who profit from it.
That's so true. L@@K at gun control, alcohol in the early 1900's (in the states), movie industry (it's happening now....money bandits they are), what's next??

....gm

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2911.2.2008 12:17

varnull Give it up you wont win this one. eh

3011.2.2008 12:28

Originally posted by DXR88:
varnull Give it up you wont win this one. eh
I think that's the point!! NOBODY is gonna win except for a few DEEP pockets!! I'll leave you people to it. Have fun........

....gm

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3111.2.2008 12:29

Originally posted by varnull:
Then they should look at making copyright material more easily and fairly available.. That has nothing to do with TPB. I am a member and the terms and conditions say that it is illegal to share copyrighted material..
Removing my free choice to make an adult decision doesn't either make me more or less law abiding, all it does is provoke a response of big brother and probably illegal state censorship.

Prohibition has never solved a illegality issue, it just pushes the illegal behaviour into the hands of the real criminals who profit from it.
Having 'Pirate' in the name doesn't help them. They also profit from ads on the site and I know they have made big $$$ (we are talking in the hundreds of thousands).

Anyway, if they close it down another one takes its place. It's the old Napster scenario played out again and again. Napster goes down ,kazaa, winmx, bearshare, limewire etc take over. Suprnova dies - TPB, Demonoid, Mininova replace it.

My suggestion to you is don't worry so much, you'll still get your pr0n fix no matter what happens :P

3211.2.2008 12:40
Wildrat
Inactive

I am a US citizen, served in the military over 20 years, and this is just more government control. This country along with others are allowing their governments to take away peoples freedom. It has been said earlier that what goes on with these download sites having copyright material on their sites may be illegal, but it is still the individual who makes the decision to download, not the site. Government has no reason to control them or block them or anything else. This should not be done but here goes, I put a bullet in a firearm, I have the firearm in my house, a piece of crap breaks into my house or comes thru the unlocked backdoor while I am going out the front door to feed my chickens. The piece of crap "steals" the gun, he goes and shows it to his buds on the street, this moron knows nothing about firearms except what he learns playing video games, he points it at his bud and pulls the trigger and then the crap hits the fan and goes everywhere. Who is at fault for spreading the bud's crap?
Oh by the way if it were not for TPB and some other places, and if it were not for the kind people who make it possible for me to try fully functioning software that I usually end up buying, I would not have some of my software, or books that I own now, and if anybody read my previous post about OpenDNS and TPB, it took a little time but I am able to go to TPB again.
Oh by the way, I don't have any chickens.I also agree it is about money both for business and government, and the little bit the artist, author, writer, actual devloper may see and possibly receive if he/she is watching the corrupt individuals that run governmeny and certain businesses.

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Wildrat,
Beige Computer, with a couple of buttons.

3327.3.2008 7:45

I don't know how I missed this 'dog fight'. I will put my own two cents in.

This is one huge power struggle. I can't say either side has the moral high ground. It is about rights. Does the music industry have the right to exist? Should they be able to turn the world into a police state in the hope that they can stay in business? This struggle started small but neither side is willing to back down and will continue to escolate until this really does take in the entire world. It will not end until one or both parties are utterly destroyed!

The music industry wants to keep to the good old days. At one time they were 'stealing' songs for flat 10 grand no strings attached. They actually had an opportunity to increase their wealth by selling music over the web at a fair price. Most of the public did not agree with what they concidered fair. The public is presented with a choice pay for low quality music or 'steal' high quality music for free. After a while, buying music might seem like a hastle. It is easier to 'steal' it. Even though 2 years before, you would not have thought twice about buying you favorite artists new ablum when it came out, now you do. That is a great evil.

Japan has a new law that will probably crush current P2P technology in that country. The US anti-terrorizm bill had a clause that the FBI and homeland security had the right to investigate any computer in the US without cause. I am sure eventually they would have taken inventory of all the computers connected to the internet in the US. This was narrowly defeated in the senate. Bush was outraged! The senate was allowing terrorizm to flourish in the US. That is a greater evil.

I fear the out come will be that both sides win. The media mafia will be sucked dry but not before they turn the world into a police state. I am certain they will be sucked dry. They have too much momentum to veer off in a productive course. They have set the stage for their own demize. The bigger question is are you going to allow your government to turn your country into a police state? I think varnull did get it pretty much right even though he is very extream.

I hope you all wrote your senitors to vote against that Bush bill. I doubt that any of you did. If you are not of voting age, the senators will not know that. They only care about your address. You can even write for your neighbors.

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3427.3.2008 20:02

Mez its to late for that the Fools have Won. the Goverment now see's them just like they see the Tobaco and oil industry,Money Bags and the goverment will bow to there wim. when RIAA/MPAA says server raid FBI and the local Police forces are there with fully automatic weapons and Choppers and Dogs.



Its sad Really. the only way to stop it now would be nothing short of another Civil War.

Every day there are more and more bills past that will do nothing put cripple America and Her people.

3528.3.2008 7:19

Oh we do not have it bad so far. I say wait till next year! This was too close to an election. Just wait till after the election. I expect to see the US follow in Japan's foot steps.

A civil war/revolution may be in the offing. Not in the next 10 years but maybe in our life times. The whole world will go nuts! People have these insain expectations of the future that it will continue to get better. We are using up our resorces at ever increasing speeds. We are depleting oil fields faster than we are finding new ones. The newer one are much smaller than the ones we are ehausting now. The US average MPG has actually dropped 15% over the last 20 years. If you ask the average bozo why the gas prices are up and the reply is it is a plot against them. The real reason is supply and demand. The world oil supply can not keep up with the demand.

The US is exporting all its jobs and importing in all that it can. Eventually, no one will be able to pay for the imports. That is when the sh1t will hit the fan. Don't get me wrong, I thing the worlds people are entitled to as good a life as the US, CA and some of Europe. The world has a right to be angrey with the US for sucking up all the worlds resorces and poluting the air with greenhouse gasses.

361.4.2008 17:43

Why do they even bother taking on tpb :)

371.4.2008 21:15

i dunno. Compatition Mabey. same bussiness diffrent faces.

Just that one ruins your life and the other ruins the DEEPPOCKETS.INC

389.4.2008 4:26
reuven25
Inactive

We must strike back.We must insist that any item included in the time limit of the copyright must be available from the copyright owners.If we want to buy a recording made say 50 years ago,it is not acceptable to be told it is "out of catalog" There are plenty of movies. for instance, made several years ago that are not available from the record companies. But they are available as "pirated ware" Can you imagine a record company making a glass mold for producing one copy of a cd? To sum up any item that is claimed to be copyright must be available at the normal price.I also think by law that the recording artists should get a minimum royalty of 25% on the retail price of every cd by law.

399.4.2008 6:27

reuven25, good point! What country are you from? The US is 100 brittian just changed their law to 75. In the US patents are only 17 years. The difference is crazy! Copyrights are basicly just an idea inventions require much more effort and resorces to create. However, other companies priofit by shorter patents while only the public would benifit from shorter copyrights.

What you need to be is dilligent and write your elected officials when a bill is up for vote. We just dodged the big one in the US. A narrowly defeted bill would have allowed the US government to hack into your computer and examine or inventory what you have for no reason.

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