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by Mike Masnick

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French Court Orders ISPs To Block Gambling Websites

from the hello,-censorship dept

While there's a lot of attention being paid to the French "three strikes law," and the organization, Hadopi, that is planning a system for implementing it, it appears that another form of internet censorship is happening via the courts in France. Reader JJ sends over the news that ISPs in France are being ordered to block access to certain "unauthorized" gambling websites. The country's gambling regulator, Arjel, ordered the ISPs to block certain gambling sites, and after a court battle, it appears Arjel has won. Effectively, the court has ruled that the French government can order ISPs to censor the internet, which seems like the sort of story that should be getting more attention.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2010 @ 2:27am

    I want to see France block encryption that would be funny.

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