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Pirate Party in Norway Can Spy on File-Sharers

Pirate Party in Norway Can Spy on File-Sharers

Added: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
Despite new anti-piracy law in Norway, no website has been blocked nor a single file-sharer fined. The only result of this law was a hive of activity, with over a dozen entities being officially registered to spy on file-sharing networks. Aside from the usual anti-piracy groups there were very interesting applications – for example, the Pirate Party or a hip hop artist who was going to track down pirates and buy them coffee.


Back in summer 2013, a new legislation was passed in Norway to allow file-sharing websites to be blocked by local Internet service providers at the domain level. It also allows any copyright owner or group to spy on file-sharers if they inform the local data inspectorate. Thus far a number of outfits have been signing up with their agenda for monitoring the web.

The local MPAA, for instance, has their own pirate-hunting law firm scouring BitTorrent and other networks to find people downloading and sharing Hollywood movies without permission. The movie companies are not going to use the data to sue individuals, but rather to justify website blockades, with The Pirate Bay front and center. Hopefully, the lawsuits against ISPs won’t be necessary. The authorities of Norway confirm that they are looking for the illegal services, not for their own audience.

In the meantime, a surprise addition to the list of Internet snoopers is the Pirate Party, which put in their notification to the authorities with an interesting agenda: they claimed they want to monitor the IP addresses associated with the Prime Minister’s office to find out whether the Pirate Party’s program is copied.

Other outfits are mostly anti-piracy groups, but there is another interesting entry – Aslak Borgersrud, a former member of hip-hop group. He claimed he would like to know who is downloading their records and invite them for coffee and cakes.

Security experts point out that for the purposes of general data collection, tracker scraping may be enough, but if the anti-piracy outfits wanted to track down individuals the technique is flawed. There are many methods to inject fake IP addresses into tracker reports and consequently cause all kinds of difficulties, including defenses for those accused.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

January 7th,2014

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Date:  Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-01-07 16:04:02)
crazymichael avatarI will never pay for a cd or dvd when the money goes to the company not the actor/artist.As for games they charge you £40-£50 and it's just about graphics and online play than it is about story.

posted by Blocked (2014-01-07 16:50:03)
Kaza007 avatarTahnks very much

posted by ET lover (2014-01-07 23:24:40)
firefoxsniper avatarf off

posted by Site Friend (2014-01-08 07:54:06)
Ace avatari love these articles there always interesting, lol thx 4 the read mate:)

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2014-02-04 15:27:34)
sn3h1t87 avatarSecond, the data could be used to show how bad the piracy situation is in order to obtain court orders to have sites like The Pirate Bay blocked at the ISP level.

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