🟢 [New Report] Italy blocks Gutenberg book publishing website
In collaboration w/ Davide Brunello, we published a new report which examines the blocking of the Gutenberg book publishing website across networks in #Italy based on OONI data.
In blocking www.gutenberg.org, some ISPs in #Italy (e.g Fastweb & Tiscali) return an NXDOMAIN, others (e.g. TIM, Telecom Italia, Iliad) return the IP address 127.0.0.1, while Vodafone Italia returns the IP address 220.127.116.11.
Regardless of what is returned in the DNS response, what all ISPs in #Italy (at least those included in this study) appear to have in common is the lack of transparency of the fact that access to www.gutenberg.org is intentionally blocked.
Internet users just see an error message.
@satan @ooni maybe it's something similar to what happened last year? https://torrentfreak.com/project-gutenberg-public-domain-library-blocked-in-italy-for-copyright-infringement-200603/
Long time ago there was a court ruling in Germany due to an argument about the length of copyright protection. Didn't realize they got the ban legally enforced in Italy as well.
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