Talk:797 domains on Finnish Internet censorship list, including censorship critic, 2008
Checked a few sites on the list, most of the stuff has nothing to do with child-porn.
There's a typo on the link. Should be "lapsiporno.info".
Finnish "FBI" is trying to get help from US police to delete this list from wikileaks, according to finnish news. Ill link the english news soon as it is translated
This list is not complete, it's missing sites. And it doesn't even censor anything. Just use any other DNS than those run by local ISPs (such as FreeDNS) and you can access all those sites with no problem.
According to Finnish Police the censor list is about 6 months old.
The Wikileaks page is censored in Finland
As noticed on March 10th (at the latest), this Wikileaks page is currently censored in Finland on those operators that implement the more accurate URL censorship scheme (currently separate from but maintained by the same people as the DNS list revealed here). The operators DNA and Sonera are known to implement this list also.
More accurately, according to lapsiporno.info's Matti Nikki, the blocked address is http://www.wikileaks.com/wiki/797_domains_on_Finnish_Internet_censorship_list%2C_including_censorship_critic%2C_2008
Not blocked addresses include the .fi variant http://www.wikileaks.fi/wiki/797_domains_on_Finnish_Internet_censorship_list%2C_including_censorship_critic%2C_2008 as well as http://file.sunshinepress.org:54445/domains-in-the-finnish-child-pornography-filter--2008.txt and https://secure.wikileaks.org/leak/domains-in-the-finnish-child-pornography-filter--2008.txt for instance.
It should be noted though that the police have stated hyperlinking to be somehow more censorship-worthy than merely mentioning the addresses (?!), so it may be that in their worldview, the mere .txt documents might not necessarily qualify for censorship. (I would hope for Wikileaks to still keep up the linked lists also, as the links make it that much more convenient to verify that most of the censored sites are on the list under false pretenses, and removing the links would lend credence to this silly and antiquated distinction.)
Incidentally, lapsiporno.info continues to be completely blocked by the DNS list, despite it also having the list under a separate directory, with substantial social commentary and analysis on other areas of the site. Presumably Wikileaks.org gets this lighter treatment for its international visibility.
This portion originally from Mikko Rauhala <email@example.com>, contact for clarification if needed.
- Is the above "www.wikileaks.com" address correct? My DNS is not finding wikileaks.COM at 16:38, 17 March 2009 (GMT)
- Your DNS might be blocking it --126.96.36.199 00:23, 18 March 2009 (GMT)
So what abouth free file exchange?
I know only few domains that are blockt in Finland... Does anyone have more info abouth that?
Geolocation of Servers on this list
The following picture shows the countrys hosting servers on this list.
Servers by Country
Hosts on the Finnish list are located in 19 different countries. A list of countries and the number of hosts from this list in those countries follows:
US: 526, AU: 57, DE: 56, NL: 51, CA: 42, GB: 14, CZ: 13 KR: 5, RU: 4, BZ: 4, CN: 3, IL: 3, FI: 2, PA: 1, MY: 1, A2: 1, JP: 1, GI: 1, CH: 1