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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 07:23 PM
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Italy wiretap law: Wikipedia hides pages in protest
5 October 2011 Last updated at 17:22 ET

Wikipedia's Italian edition has taken all entries but one offline in protest at a draft privacy law restricting the publication of police wiretaps.

Transcripts of his telephone calls have embarrassed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on trial for corruption and using underage prostitutes.

The draft law would oblige websites to amend content within 48 hours if the subject deems it harmful or biased.

Italian protesters wearing gags gathered outside parliament in Rome ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15192757
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