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Finnish ISP forced to block The Pirate Bay

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2012 6:47 User comments (7)

Finnish ISP forced to block The Pirate Bay The district court of Helsinki has ordered one of the Finland's largest internet service providers to seize access to the popular filesharing site The Pirate Bay. Extending the original ruling in October last year the court has specified the domain names and IP addresses that are to be blocked.
Block has only been forced on the ISP Elisa which is said to be the most frequently used ISP amongst TPB users in Finland. In the press release by Elisa, the company calls the block temporary and has already appealed.

The ISP refused to block the filesharing sites under the original ruling because of not specific enough terms. Now that the domain names and IP addresses have been named the block is in effect.

Included in the blocked addresses are most of the domain names and IP addresses owned by The Pirate Bay as well as at least one URL which now redirects to Electronic Frontier Finland (EFFI) foundation. The domain in question (piraattilahti.fi) has previously redirected to thepiratebay.org but is operated by an individual not connected to The Pirate Bay.

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7 user comments

19.1.2012 9:43

More government trash,hopefully this dosent happen in the U.S.?

29.1.2012 10:57

A country known pretty much for neutrality caves in under for seemingly no good reason and under its original ruling? Basically renigs on its choice to back its people & stop endorsing the greed & decimating character of giant corporations & their influence has on people.

Nah! Money does buy happiness...


39.1.2012 11:00

The U.S. intervenes in everything. Our priorities are outta whack too seeing that we enforce the petty things and let go the important ones.

Do these people not see that TPB is a massive advertising behemoth?? Yeah.......pirating occurs but nothing compared to the amount of NON pirating happening in the world.

I see pirating as nothing more than a "try before you buy". Of course there are exceptions but many will jack an early version of something then buy the next release.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Jan 2012 @ 11:02

49.1.2012 11:53

Originally posted by hearme0:
Of course there are exceptions but many will jack an early version of something then buy the next release.
I find this to be the case more often than not myself.

59.1.2012 16:53

think it will cause a holy war of Kopimism between Sweden and Finland? :O

610.1.2012 7:05

And any web proxy will get you past this block... How effective :p


710.1.2012 11:26

Originally posted by OneMember:
And any web proxy will get you past this block... How effective :p

yup yup......anonymouse.org baby.......ALL THE WAY!

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