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[FYI] (Fwd) News: CALL TO BYPASS SERBIAN NET BLOCK
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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 17:27:14 GMT0BST
From: "Yaman Akdeniz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: News: CALL TO BYPASS SERBIAN NET BLOCK
CALL TO BYPASS SERBIAN NET BLOCK
28 December, 1998
An online protest has begun, aimed at Serbian Government attempts to
block access to a web site.
A call was put out on the influential Nettime e-mail discussion list
(www.desk.nl/~nettime/) for people willing to host mirror versions of
the banned site, Belgrade Radio B92 (www.opennet.org).
Earlier in December, an order was made by the local authorities
banning access to the B92 site by students, professors and researchers
at any of Serbia's universities.
After posting details of the ban to the Nettime list, one subscriber
asked other members to consider hosting a mirror version of the B92
site to get round the ban, which would only apply to particular
The idea is that by creating multiple copies of the site at many
different domains, Serbian users would always be able to find at least
one that was not blocked.
Nettime subscribers were reminded, "It is not as easy to ban a web
page, as it is to shut down a newspaper".
The message continued: "Please ... consider establishing a mirror site
for Belgrade's Radio B92 at your server, or even easier, a link-page
that would be accessible by users at Belgrade University and that would
lead to OpenNet's B92 page in a way BU computers don't recognise."
The attempts to control access to the web site have already been
condemned by campaign group Human Rights Watch.
Yaman Akdeniz <email@example.com>
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) at: http://www.cyber-rights.org
Read the new CR&CL (UK) Report, Who Watches the Watchmen, Part:II
Accountability & Effective Self-Regulation in the Information Age,
August 1998 at http://www.cyber-rights.org/watchmen-ii.htm