October 30, 2014

Russian Court Orders Block of 17 Websites, Including Wikipedia Page on Hitler Manifesto

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From RIA Novosti:

A regional court in Russia’s Far East ordered an Internet service provider to block 17 websites for extremist content on Wednesday, including a Wikipedia article on Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto “Mein Kampf.”

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The restrictions would apply to individual links on sites, including Wikipedia and the popular Russian search engine Yandex and the Kinopoisk film site.

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A representative of Rostelecom told RIA Novosti that the company plans to appeal the decision, since all of the offending materials have since been removed.

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A November study by Internet watchdog Rublacklist.net [Russian language] found that more than 85,000 websites had been put on the blacklist in the law’s first year of operation. Many of them were unrelated to alleged extremist material since dozens of websites are often hosted by individual web servers tied to a single IP address.

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See Also: Over 83,000 Websites Illegally Blocked in Russia – Study (November 7, 2013; via RIA Novosti)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.