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Wikipedia Fears That Russian Anti-Piracy Law Could Shut Them Down

TorrentFreak: The executive director of Wikimedia has voiced concerns that Wikipedia in Russia could be taken offline thanks to the country’s new anti-piracy law. The new legislation, which comes into force on August 1, allows copyright holders to have websites blocked if they link to infringing material. Since Wikipedia has millions of hyperlinks to content that may or may not be authorized, the famous online encyclopedia is in an extremely vulnerable position.

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