[Foundation-l] Spanish website blocking law implemented

Kim Bruning kim at bruning.xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 5 16:29:09 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:02:32PM +0100, emijrp wrote:
> http://gigaom.com/2012/01/04/how-spains-version-of-sopa-is-setting-the-web-on-fire/
> 2012/1/4 Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>
> > emijrp, 04/01/2012 18:59:
> > > With this law, a special team in the Ministry of Culture of Spain can
> > block
> > > any (for-profit or non-profit) website, from Spain or overseas, that
> > > _links_ to copyrighted works. Including Google, Wikipedia or whatever.
> > > Without a judge.
> >

More links off of slashdot:


To make a long story short, the USA is already pushing for SOPA in other countries. The game is afoot. I wonder if we've missed other countries that might
implement similar legislation soon?

In any case, it might be a good idea to check how and if the new spanish laws (will) affect WMF, and what measures need to be taken to stay safe for now.

	Kim Bruning


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