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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Finnish Band Helps Its Fans to Access The Pirate Bay

Finnish Band Helps Its Fans to Access The Pirate Bay

Finnish Band Helps Its Fans to Access The Pirate Bay

Added: Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
As you may already know, the most popular BitTorrent tracker in the world The Pirate Bay has been banned in Finland. Recently it turned out that the experimental Finnish band named Alymysto wasn’t happy with this turn of events and decided to help their fans access the tracker. The band truly believes that BitTorrent is a great way to promote themselves.


More than a year ago, the anti-piracy outfit IFPI and the Local-Piracy Center have formed a coalition to file a lawsuit against Elisa – the largest Internet service provider in Finland. The court decision said that the music industry was entitled to ask for The Pirate Bay to be blocked. This eventually led Elisa to apply these measures. Nevertheless, the battle is still not over, because the ISP is driven to go to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, two other Finnish broadband providers, Sonera and DNA, were also forced to cut off access to the BitTorrent tracker.

Although the music outfits are happy with the decision, saying that it’s great news for the entertainment industry and musicians, the band named Alymysto begs to differ. Their lead singer, also known for directing the popular film “Iron Sky”, called the court decision “insane”. And for the audience it is normal to see such a response, because thousands of musicians already expressed their opinion on BitTorrent as being a very important bridge between unknown bands and their fans and don’t want the court to mess with their P2P-based promotion.

The content creators admit that they have embraced the web since the very beginning, having their works on sale in most of the online stores. At the same time, the staff of less established bands can be found at torrent trackers.

As such, Alymysto published a brief on their official site where they advised their fans on how to circumvent the ban. There are a number of the solutions, including piraattilahti.org and other proxies and VPNs. The band has also made an interesting point by emphasizing the fact that blocking The Pirate Bay isn’t just hurting their business, but also wasn’t a good way to tackle the problem of piracy. Alymysto says that the best way to fight piracy is to create the system which would make it easy to sell creative works digitally with care of the fans and customers.

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Date:  Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-08-10 09:50:10)
Embolism avatarlegalisation and not criminalization.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-08-10 10:01:01)
Embolism avatarI firmly believe that with the costs we the end user already pay if all ISP`s paid a percentage of what we actually pay for usage of our services to the media companies then more films would be made and no one would lose out financially.To criminalise people for doing that which we already pay for (use of the internet)in any shape ,fashion or form really should not be of any concern of any foreign country unless they are attacked by same.

posted by Blocked (2012-08-10 12:40:02)
No avatarLove others and share!!!! Money works by giving power to the wealthy and denying and depriving the poor. SCRAP money and the entire monetary system!!!!


posted by Blocked (2012-08-10 12:46:47)
No avatarPS you can avoid any ISP filtering or censorship by changing to a non-ISP DNS server, such as OpenDNS and if you wish use DNSCrypt to hide your browsing activity from your ISP or anyone else!!!

Just Google change DNS. It takes two minutes to do and doesn't affect your broadband in any way. All you do is enter a new set of numbers into your network connection. This is entirely independent of any terms and conditions of your internet service provider.

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