Declan McCullagh on Thu, 5 Sep 96 07:43 METDST

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nettime: German prosecutors redouble attack on Net, subversive leftists

[Note doesn't seem to be blocked. --Declan]


Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 01:59:36 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Ulf Moeller <>
Subject: German Internet Censorhip:

The German Generalbundesanwaltschaft (Chief Federal Prosecutor's
office) has "advised" the Internet providers to block access to and due to
supposedly illegal contents at the URLs, and

The commercial ISPs have blocked the routes to the servers.
Their statement (in German) is at

"Radikal" ( is a publication
from the radical left that is illegal in Germany, but not in
the Netherlands.


Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 22:15:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Declan McCullagh <>
Subject: Re: German Internet Censorhip:

I heard about this a few days ago, but I was unable to verify it.

Yesterday I bounced mail through a German university to back to
EFF, and it came through just fine. I also tried and, both of which have no problems talking to From those tests, I can say there's no complete ban, though I
can't confirm or deny any partial ban.

However, just in case the German government is successful in this
censorship gambit, I've mirrored the three embattled web sites at:

This is a quick grab of the files in question; I'll work on a formatted
intro page later. 

(As background for more recent subscribers to fight-censorship, this isn't
the first time the German government has tried this. A similar move came
early this year when German prosecutors tried to cut connections to in California, where some of Ernst Zundel's Nazi "Holocaust
Revisionist" propaganda was hosted. I and a few other folks including Rich
at Stanford and Blake at Penn held our noses and mirrored it around the
country, prompting the Gemans to lift the ban. I had thought the German
prosecutors smarter than to try this again. I guess I was wrong.)

My global Net-censorship roundup is at:


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