[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Wed Jul 11 14:02:35 UTC 2012

On Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:23:22 +0200, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote:

> Ok, let me may be provide a bit of a background.
> 1) The law is formally directed against child pornography, drug
> trafficking, hate between religions etc. The idea is that every
> website (whatever it means) where information violating the law has
> been discovered will get a one-day notice to remove the info, and if
> it fails to do so, the access to the whole website will be blocked by
> all providers legally operating in Russia. On paper, nothing in this
> law threats Wikipedia and sister projects.

The law just passed the third reading without any changes. It has to be 
now signed by the president and will be enforced in the present form on 
November 1, 2012.


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