Italy orders ISPs to block sites
owen at delong.com
Mon Mar 6 21:37:36 UTC 2006
This just means that there will be an offshore proxy market in the near
--On March 6, 2006 12:41:24 PM -0700 Rodney Joffe <rjoffe at centergate.com>
> It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block access to a
> number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be interesting to see how
> the Italian ISPs are handling this, what with dynamic DNS and all that...
> From Monsters and Critics.com
> Tech News
> Italy bans unauthorised online gambling sites
> By DPA
> Mar 3, 2006, 19:00 GMT
> Rome - Italy has become the first European nation to outlaw scores of
> unauthorised gambling sites that are available on the Internet.
> Italy\'s Economy Ministry has published a list of more than 600 offshore
> gaming sites that are in the process of being made unavailable to
> Italian internet users.
> The list includes popular gambling sites such as 888.com, which is based
> in the Caribbean island of Antigua and which describes itself as \'the
> world\'s No. 1 online casino & poker room.\'
> A spokesperson for Italy\'s State Monopolies told Deutsche Presse-
> Agentur dpa on Friday that Italian police were currently moving to
> prevent Italian internet providers from allowing connections to the
> banned sites. Internet providers that fail to comply face fines of up to
> 180,000 euros (216,000 dollars). ...
> More available at http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/news/
If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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