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The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby SlyckTom » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:01 am

In the continuing cat and mouse game that has otherwise earned the reputation of being called the great online copyright war, The Pirate Bay and the IFPI have brought this ongoing battle to the global stage. Although the entertainment industry vs. P2P struggle has taken on global ramifications before, the level of desperation on both sides hasn't been seen since Napster. The fight has finally been brought to the ISP. Whoever can emerge intact will likely help formulate the path of the Internet for many years to come.

The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) fired some of the first shots earlier this week in Denmark. One of Denmark's most prominent ISPs, Tele2, was forced by a court decision to block The Pirate Bay from their customers. This met with significant protest from members of the file-sharing community - but nothing earth shattering. The technical sophistication of the block is elementary in nature, which at best provides a speed bump on an otherwise uneventful highway.

The news from The Pirate Bay appears to confirm this suspicion. According to The Pirate Bay's new Court Blog, Danish traffic has not dropped since the implementation of the block.

"...the number of visits from Denmark has increased by 12% thanks to IFPI," the blog post reads. "Our site http://thejesperbay.org is growing more because of the media attention than people actually coming to learn how to bypass the filter - our guess is that alot of the users on the site now run OpenDNS instead of the censoring DNS at Tele2.dk."

"We also started tracking some stats before and after the block. There’s no noticable difference between the number of users from Tele2.dk before and after."

The Jesper Bay, a spin off of The Pirate Bay, provides users with detailed instructions on how to bypass the block. Using the OpenDNS option has proven so far to be the most popular method. OpenDNS connects the end user to a global DNS (Domain Name Service) server, instead of the ISP's DNS server. Considering the ISP places the block at the DNS level, OpenDNS provides an excellent course to avoid Internet filters.

The lesson learned here is that even with ISP filtering, the Internet is unavoidable.



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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby ejonesss » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:58 am

while the pictures work could we get an english translation of the site thejesperbay.org
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby Andu » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:01 pm

I thought they'd be blocking the IPs and not the DNS requests ;).
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby Psycho Ced » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:04 pm

These days there seems to be some confusion as to who the cats are and whose really the mice.
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby HEAT84 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:10 pm

Why dosen't the ISP just block OpenDNS too? :?
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby Winston84 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:02 pm

Because that would be illegal . Well, in Europe it would ..
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:59 pm

ya, the US sucks so bad. but hey, i can still resolve TPB's dns :roll:
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby MetalFuture » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:23 pm

SlyckTom wrote:"We also started tracking some stats before and after the block. There’s no noticable difference between the number of users from Tele2.dk before and after."


What is "noticable"? Of course the number of Danish users has decrease. You will always have a certain number of "lazy" P2P users or causal users that will not put in the time or effort (even a little) to get around the filtering. There will always be the user who wants to just type in a search and click and go, not reconfigure his DNS setting, no matter how simple it maybe.

Now, did the numbers decrease enough for it to matter? I'd bet not, but decreased they did. :tinfoilhat:
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby Psycho Ced » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:09 pm

Some users might drop, but the publicity might cause old users to return as well as new ones to join, just to spite IFPI.
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby craftycorner » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:15 am

What I'd love to see is a router in a gum stick that you can put between your cable modem (or whatever) and your computer that will help the noob bypass the BS...that you can buy on the Grey market. This tiny baby could concievably contain everything you need to bypass the ISP & AA bullies...

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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby sallyxi » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:00 am

i think they are correct. Illegal things should be banned.
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Re: The Pirate Bay: No Drop in Danish Traffic

Postby ..Ñøßߥ.. » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:08 am

sallyxi wrote:i think they are correct. Illegal things should be banned.


Indexing torrent files is illegal???

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