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[ NNSquad ] Fwd: Wikipedia in Russian will be closed on 10th of July

----- Forwarded message from Joly MacFie <joly@punkcast.com> -----

Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:41:51 -0400
From: Joly MacFie <joly@punkcast.com>
Subject: Fwd: Wikipedia in Russian will be closed on 10th of July
Reply-To: joly@punkcast.com
To: Lauren Weinstein <lauren@vortex.com>, Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anna Karakhanyan <ann@styx.aic.net>
Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 5:36 AM
Subject: [Chapter-delegates] Wikipedia in Russian will be closed on 10th of
To: chapter-delegates@elists.isoc.org

Wikipedia in Russian will be closed on 10th of July because of Russian
parliament’s debating of amendments to the law «About information» that
could create real censorship of the internet — a blacklisting and filtering
of internet sites.

Supporters of the law’s proposition say that it is aimed only at widely
prohibited content such as child pornography and «information like this»,
but conditions for determining the content falls under this law will create
a thing like the «great Chinese firewall». The existing Russian law’s
practice shows the high possibility of the worst scenatio, in which access
to Wikipedia soon will be closed in all country.

On July 11 will be held the second reading of the law in the State Duma.
The law will come into force after the third reading, which date isn’t set

Anna Karakhanyan

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