Bojkotta Perspektiv Bredband

Update: Perspektiv Bredband has stopped censuring. The boykott is now over.

Perspektiv Bredband blocks internets - right back at ya!

Swedish piratbyran.org (Bureau of Piracy) and thepiratebay.org today launched a campaign to force the swedish ISP Perspektiv Bredband to resume connectivity to the net and stop blocking their users access to the Russian site allofmp3.com.

As Swedens largest site for sharing culture TPB can indirectly put a very strong consumer pressure on this ISP to return to being a non-censoring ISP. Swedens finest tracker is at the moment not reachable for customers of Perspektiv Bredband.

thepiratebay.org and piratbyran.org strongly urges webmasters all over the net to do the same. Technical details and php-script below.

After dialogues with Swedish and Danish anti-piracy organisations Perspektiv Bredband has blocked access of allofmp3.com for both their Swedish and Danish customers. In Sweden there is no legal reason to do so since allofmp3.com is legal to use. Perspektiv Bredband clearly states in their press release that it is a moral and not legal standpoint.

This kind of moral policing is an attack on the essence of what has made internets such a wonderful arena for communication. Internet can be this vibrant space much thanks to the stupidity of the infrastructure, it delivers data from A to B, no questions asked. Configuration and intelligence is left to the end users. Choosing what is transferred is up to you and me, not your ISP nor the Chinese or your own government.

Choosing to block content that the ISP finds unsuitable is a first step down a shady road of arbitary censorship and old world communication. We dont want it and wish fake ISPs like Perspektiv Bredband a soon economical bankruptcy, their technological bankruptcy is already all to apparent.

Perspektiv Bredband is also known as Eslövs Stadsnät, Malmö Stadsnät and Lunds Stadsnät.

Neither thepiratebay.org nor piratbyran.org wants by these actions to show any support directly related to allofmp3.com, but we do love internets.

We provide you with a PHP-script to easily block access from Perspektiv Bredband's subnets. Place it not far from the top in your index.php. For other platforms extract the subnets from the script and use an appropriate method.

if (get_perspektiv_ban(getenv("REMOTE_ADDR"))) { Header("Location: http://piratbyran.org/perspektiv/blockad.php"); exit; }

function get_perspektiv_ban($iip) {
$a=explode(".", $iip);
$ip=str_pad(decbin($a[0]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($a[1]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($a[2]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($a[3]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT);

$match[]="193.108.42.0/23";
$match[]="85.235.16.0/21";
$match[]="213.185.16.0/20";
$match[]="81.88.0.0/20";
$match[]="195.60.68.0/23";
$match[]="85.235.0.0/20";
$match[]="217.72.48.0/20";
$match[]="85.235.16.0/20";
$match[]="81.186.240.0/20";
$match[]="213.185.0.0/19";
$match[]="89.236.0.0/18";

while (list(, $value) = each($match)) {
$c=explode("/", $value);
$b=explode(".", $c[0]);
$net=str_pad(decbin($b[0]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($b[1]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($b[2]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT).str_pad(decbin($b[3]), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT);

if (!strncmp($ip, $net, $c[1])) {
return 1;
}
}
return 0;
}

Script for blocking all access (i.e. null-routing) in Linux

Please send an e-mail to Piratbyrån if you block Perspektiv Bredband.