Danish Internet censorship reaches new hights!

UPDATE 1: I heard on the forum of Piratgruppen that Tele2 is gonna block access to The Pirate Bay by blocking the actual IP addresses, and not just DNS forgery. However the info below could be very useful, if the person that told me this is wrong, or if other ISPs resort to DNS forgery instead of IP censorship.

UPDATE 2: In the comments section of this post, I received the notion that you may need to flush the DNS cache of your operating system, after inserting the address configurations below into the hosts file.

On GNU/Linux this is done by restarting the nscd daemon, which you do by opening a terminal and typing: su -c “/etc/init.d/nscd restart”
You will be asked for your root password to continue.

On Windows you flush the DNS cache by going to Start, select Run, type in cmd and a commandprompt should appear. In the commandprompt type: ipconfig /flushdns
You should then receive something like this: “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.”.

On Mac OS X you flush the DNS cache by opening the terminal, and running: lookupd -flushcache

It is the Internet service provider Tele2, that has been ordered to block customers from accessing the site PirateBay.org. The company says this case is different from Allofmp3.com.

It is the Telenor-owned Internet service provider Tele2 who a court has ordered to block customers from accessing to the much debated Swedish Internet site piratebay.org.

Nicholai Pfeiffer, chief of regulation for Tele2, confirms this.

“It is Tele2, who was ordered by court last week,” says Nicholai Pfeiffer to Computerworld.”

Source: Tele2-kunder får spærret adgang til PirateBay.

I cannot believe my eyes! This is simply revolting!!! Not only is this an attack on the freedom of the Internet, it’s an attack on freedom of information, freedom of culture, and yes even free speech (Because one could distribute George W. Bush’s torture manuals on The Pirate Bay).

I can’t come up with words that properly how I feel about this. But then again, “Action speak louder than words!”. So here’s some action for you!

If the censoring of The Pirate Bay is the same as the censoring of Allofmp3.com and Mp3sparks.com, which is just a forgery of DNS records, then you can easily get around it by either using a different DNS server, using Tor, or by inserting this into your system’s hosts file:

# Allofmp3 allofmp3.com www.allofmp3.com

# Mp3sparks mp3sparks.com www.mp3sparks.com

# The Pirate Bay thepiratebay.org www.thepiratebay.org piratebay.org www.piratebay.org static.thepiratebay.org rss.thepiratebay.org upload.thepiratebay.org torrents.thepiratebay.org captcha.thepiratebay.org tracker.thepiratebay.org open.tracker.thepiratebay.org tracker.prq.to tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org eztv.tracker.thepiratebay.org tv.tracker.prq.to vtv.tracker.thepiratebay.org a.tracker.thepiratebay.org vip.tracker.thepiratebay.org tv.tracker.thepiratebay.org    mx.thepiratebay.org ns0.thepiratebay.org    ns1.thepiratebay.org    ns2.thepiratebay.org ns3.thepiratebay.org

The location of the hosts file differs between the various operating systems out there, Wikipedia has a complete list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file#Location_and_default_content.

Happy File Sharing! 😉

I’d like to kindly ask you to LEAVE THE INTERNET ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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  1. Hacking the hosts file as suggested here does not appear to work.

    I’m still getting Tele2’s f*cking “blocked” page

  2. Medea,

    Try opening a commandprompt and run this: IPCONFIG -flushdns
    And you might also just reboot for the sake of it.

    If you’re sure you’ve done it correctly, and it still does not work, then I am afraid I don’t know what the problem exactly is. They could have resorted to actually blocking the IPs, however that would introduce a fairly hefty amount of overhead on Tele2 as an ISP, so I somewhat doubt that they are gonna do that.

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