Pirate Party Norway Goes Around Censorship

Pirate Party Norway Goes Around Censorship

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The Norwegian Pirates are against censorship. Recently the Norwegian court ordered that Norwegian ISPs have to block seven file-sharing sites within two weeks. The sites that will be censored are The Pirate Bay, Extratorrent, Viooz, Primewire, Swefilmer, DreamfilmHD and Movie4k. This is something the Norwegian Pirates reacted harshly to and called “creeping censorship”.

When the government started with “creeping censorship” the Norwegian Pirates decided to act in order to maintain a free internet. They set up their own DNS service with detailed descriptions on how to configure it for all systems (PC, Mac and Linux). Their service makes use of OpenNic‘s network of nameservices and will therefore enable access to top-domains you can’t normally access (e.g. .geek .bbs .pirate .bit .coin .lib)

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Josef Ohlsson Collentine

About Josef Ohlsson Collentine

I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below

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