Today the Norwegian government represented by the minister of culture Hadja Tajik has suggested a change in the Norwegian copyright law that makes blocking sites that breaks the copyright law in plain view and in a large-scale easier. To block a site the Norwegian supreme court has to decide allow it based on what the government calls “strict guidelines”, this means that for the site to be blocked a number of criteria’s that needs to be met, such as openly distributing copyright material, material that there is no doubt about is copyright to someone else then the publisher such as movie torrents.
The government also opens for collection of IP addresses that is suspected of breaking the copyright law and to make it easier to find the person behind the IP. A warning letter can also be sent out to owners of IP violating the law but the Norwegian government will not start blocking individuals like they do in France.
In both cases this will be decided by the Supreme court and it will be hard to actually get a site blocked as long as these so-called “strict guidelines” are followed.
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Our ISP is apparently having a DNS server crash, so if you live in Norway and use them this is why Internet is down… Not to worry they are working like mad to fix it it had been down since about 8pm and is still down as of writing this…
One temporary solution to the problem is to set up a alternative DNS server for your computer to use if the DNS supplied by your ISP is down,
To do this go to network connection settings and Press properties on your connection, then under protocols find the IPv4 protocol and hit properties, set up the new DNS as a alternative DNS and hit apply… This should work.. Since you can read this you know it does… This Site is hosted through Altibox so we would have been affected by this had it not been for Jan’s foresight as he added an alternate DNS last year…. Great work lad!
To find a DNS to use we recommend Google it!
Update: as of 1130 pm Altibox/Lyse reports the issue is resolved!