Russian Federal Service for Drug Control bans Eve Online fan site
Oh, you are so gonna love this! Recently, Russian Federation made a new law “On information, information technologies and on defending of information” (№ 139-ФЗ, effective since 1 November), which allows government to create a database of blacklisted IP addresses of websites, that should be banned by ALL ISPs in the country (YES, they ban content by IPs, and nearly banned YouTube a couple of weeks ago). The websites to be banned are those containing child pornography, tips on how to suicide, information about narcotics and generally “bad for children” content (i.e. any website at all). A couple of days ago, Russian Federal Service for Drug Control blacklisted Eve Online fan site because they had an instruction on how to use VIRTUAL drugs in a VIRTUAL world to boost VIRTUAL character’s abilities. Proofs are here, so spread the word of this stupidity, my friends.
This means that a page on eve-space.ru was added on 07.11.2012 (i’m writing this when, 18.11.2012? So this idiocy is not going to stop anytime soon, you know), and the site was blacklisted by ФСКН which is short for Федеральная Служба по Контролю Наркотиков, Federal Service for Drug Control. If you’re wondering about the name, that’s exactly what this service does – controls drugs on federal levels, i.e. mostly bans painkillers for cats and hides heroin dealers from the law – according to a description on another website it tried to ban recently.
The fan page page in question from Google’s cache – it’s obviously in Russian, but you can see that it talks about Eve Online skills and stats, not about how to create a meth lab in your mom’s garage.
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