Pirate ISP is About to Start in Sweden Added: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
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Sweden will meet a new ISP in a close future, which promises to completely secure users anonymity. This step is taken after the recent issue of offering the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay bandwidth services from inside the country’s Parliament. Of course, the Swedish Pirate Party is the one responsible for this news, entering the Swedish domestic broadband market with the intentions to establish a new Internet provider named Pirate ISP.
As for today, the service has been tested for several weeks. Beta testing is held in Lund with about a hundred low-income municipal residences participating. After testing is finished successfully, the service will be open to the public in about two months. Then, after the market share of the Pirate ISP exceeds 5%, it is planning to expand around the rest of the country.
Gustav Nipe, the president of the Pirate ISP, says they want to start with 5% of the market because of some specific reasons. One of them is that they have some other contracts on the way that will facilitate spreading the ISP’s operations in other areas of the country basing on the results of the local work.
The Pirate ISP advertises itself as the Internet service provider operating within the Pirate Party principles, especially emphasizing the anonymity of user traffic. However, the methods applied to reach this are not disclosed. The company just assures its prospective customers that they won’t get a warning letter from Henrik Pontén, a chief lawyer of the Swedish Anti-Piracy Office. The latter, however, discarded the new ISP’s plans for ensuring absolute anonymity, saying that it can’t have any impact on the efforts of law enforcement. Pontén points out that anonymity has never been an issue in the outfit’s work, because their investigations used to focus on users with much higher safety. Nothing’s changed in the world – if the police is called, the information must be disclosed.
The idea to create the Pirate ISP came into the party’s mind back this past spring. The reason was its failure to convince the country’s service providers to protect the anonymity of their users. After having discussed the ways out, the Party decided to take a different approach and just do it itself. The plans are not to keep the users data logs at all, and if the government tries to prevent this, it’ll then have to deal with a Sweden political party, bringing it to a parliamentary issue.
July 27th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
|that's awesome...its nice to see people with balls like this. it's usually just letters, but to have people stepping up and completely challenging the anti's is refreshing.....too bad i'm in the u.s......thanks sam|
|Pontén points out that anonymity has never been an issue in the outfit’s work, because their investigations used to focus on users with much higher safety. Nothing’s changed in the world – if the police is called, the information must be disclosed.|
How can information be provided on demand when it is not there?
If an ISP sets their equipment to not log anything and the connection info is flushed the second it is gone; how are going to give it to the police?
Are they going to do a "wireTap" and sniff the ISP's traffic from the outside?
If all their client are required to VPN from a proxy and dynamic I.P ( those are flushed also when connect is terminated )
What is this sorry excuse for a roll of toilet paper going to do? Get laws passed so ISP's have to keep logs?
I know some people who have been doing this P2P for a number of years and they are a freaking ghost in the machine. One person daisy chains A.P's on a custom freq. so there is no back trail to them. Any ISP squealing and ratting will only lead them to the connection they have jacked.. There are thousands of Burger Joints, Coffee Houses all with FREE WIFI...
They just use a cheap used laptop with wifi and an external drive to hold the downloads. They stash it nice and safe and come back a couple of days later to check it.
If the main jacked connection goes down it hunts for another and connects until the main connection comes back online. Linux don't you just love it.
This is extreme; but these are extreme times... Also they never ever sell what they download; just trade between themselves.
They will walk through a swap meet and watch the other "pirates" get busted for being stupid morons for selling at the swap meet.
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