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Latest Belarusian censorship law & censorship actions



On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:09:36 -0800, Anton Nesterov  
<[email protected]> wrote:

> Today President of Belarus signed a law which provides heavy regulation
> to freedom of speech. Basically, it makes any website media and forbids
> "information aimed at the propaganda of the war, extremist activities,
> or the calls for such activities, pornography, violence, cruelty, and
> any other informations which distribution can harm national interest of
> the Republic of Belarus, or forbidden by this law, or by any other
> legislative act of the Republic of Belarus". It also force owners of
> websites to moderate user-generated content. Any website which violate
> this will be blocked. Also the law forbids any media with more than 20%
> of foreign investors.

These days I actually celebrate each and every nation state attack on  
Internet freedom. The logic being that these attacks drive mass adoption  
of decentralized encryption better than anything else.

The RIAA Succeeds Where the Cypherpunks Failed by Clay Shirky  
http://www.shirky.com/writings/riaa_encryption.html