by Mike Masnick

Ukraine Decides Against Forcing All Websites To Register

from the smart-move... dept

Apparently, the government in Ukraine came to its senses and realized that it probably wasn't a very good idea to require all "electronic information resources" to register with the government. If it had gone through, it sounds like all online news sources would need to register -- though, it's not clear exactly how an online news source is distinguished from someone just posting stuff on their own site. Still, as the article notes, this was a good move, even if it's a little scary that the idea was a proposed in the first place.

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    Volodymyr Lisivka, 27 May 2005 @ 5:58am

    This information is false

    The anounced law just created way to register ANY site in the goverment catalogue and forces all GOVERMENT sites to register in it.

    Lviv, Ukraine

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    Alex Moskalyuk, 27 May 2005 @ 9:13am

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    The post-Soviet bureaucracies thrive on registration, licensing and other enforced paperwork. Big part of the surprise was that the move came from the new people in the government, supposedly liberal and pro-Western. But all's well that ends well.

    They're also getting rid of internal passports (switching to national ID) and not requiring visas for EU citizens, which is bound to decrease the bureaucracy in the region.

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