Wikipedia in protest stopped the work in four languages

Wikipedia in protest stopped the work in four languages

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The portal wants to attract the attention of Europeans to be held on 5 July to vote on the Directive on copyright in the Internet.

Portal Wikipedia on Wednesday, July 4, in protest, suspended the work of at least four European languages, writes with reference to .

Users was unavailable Italian, Spanish, Latvian and Polish version of the portal.

It is noted that in this way the open online encyclopedia wants to attract the attention of Europeans to be held on 5 July to vote on the Directive on copyright in the Internet.

When entering the appropriate language segments of Wikipedia portal users faced with a message which reads: “Instead of having to update the copyright laws in Europe and to facilitate the participation of all citizens in the information society Directive provides for reverse – threatens freedom of communication online, and restrict access to the Internet, creating new obstacles and filters.”

The authors of the appeal argue that the adoption of the law in its current form can significantly complicate the exchange of news in social networks or access to them through search engines.

“Are threatened also the Wikipedia”, – the document says.

Previously, Turkey was banned from Wikipedia.

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