10/05/2011 11:57 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2011

Wikipedia Shuts Down Italian Site In Response To Berlusconi's New 'Wiretap Act'

Due to the prospect of a new law in Italy that would give those writing on the internet just 48 hours to remove a post or face a €12,000 fine, the Italian homepage for Wikipedia is now redirecting to a statement specifically opposing the proposed legislation.

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