Did you know 'archive.org' is unavailable in Russia?

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tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » August 1st, 2016, 10:48 am

Well, I don't know whether it's true for the whole of that rather vast country... I just returned from a visit to Moscow, and found that 'www.archive.org' is actively blocked by the government (according to some source I found on Google). Our site is available and reachable, and the books can still be downloaded using the links in our catalogue (the green 'Download' button works), but you won't be able to go to "Internet Archive Page" in any of our publications.

Weird, eh?
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » August 1st, 2016, 5:09 pm

Not very weird, except perhaps that our recordings are still downloadable.

It's true for China, too: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Help_for_Listeners_in_China
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Post by carteki » August 2nd, 2016, 4:03 am

Another option is to use a virtual private network to pretend that your computer is located elsewhere. Hotspotshield is free, but old and will work for librivox and archive. (it's not on the wiki).

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Post by VfkaBT » August 4th, 2016, 7:14 am

Archive has something for everyone, and some of those things are very offensive to some people. The three topics most incendiary -- sex, religion, and politics -- run the gamut of benign to obscene. Parents should be especially careful of what their kids have access to on that site.
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