[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Wed Jul 11 12:48:45 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 7:02 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 July 2012 09:22, Thomas Morton <morton.thomas at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 9 July 2012 20:41, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In less than half an hour Russian Wikipedia will go on one-day strike
>>> against SOPA/PIPA-like law in Russia [1] (in Russian).
>> Unless I am missing something key; whilst this is a crappy law, it is not
>> much like SOPA/PIPA in that it doesn't seem to threaten the existence of
>> Russian Wikipedia.
> You're missing something key: the way it's written, even articles on
> chemistry would be blocked.

So if the law passes, WMF is going to shut down Russian Wikipedia?

If the law passes, will WMF also shut down English Wikipedia?

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