List of websites with country access restrictions

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This is a list of websites with country access restrictions.

Alexa Rank Website Category Primary language Affected countries Notes
? Google Code Source code repository English Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria,[1] Crimea Republic
166 SourceForge Source code repository English Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria,[2] Crimea Republic[3] After an angry reaction from the community, the restrictions were relaxed so that individual projects could indicate whether or not their software should be blocked.[4]
1947 Coursera Online education English Cuba and Iran[5][6] Some courses may be available for Iranians in the future.[7]

Reactions[edit]

Notepad++ project moved its website outside the United States after SourceForge started to apply access restrictions.[8]

In 2009, Juventud Rebelde criticised Microsoft for blocking MSN Messenger in Cuba.[9]

In 2014, edX MOOC platform published a statement saying "we have never blocked students from receiving education on the edX platform because of where they live".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Additional Terms: Google Project Hosting". Archived from the original on 2014-08-24.
  2. ^ "Clarifying SourceForge.net's denial of site access for certain persons in accordance with US law". 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-07-25.
  3. ^ "Sanctions Programs and Country Information". U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  4. ^ "Some good news: SourceForge removes blanket blocking". 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-10-10.
  5. ^ "Update on Course Accessibility for Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  6. ^ "Why is my country blocked?". Archived from the original on 2014-07-17.
  7. ^ "Iran's students to have US online courses". BBC News. June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Notepad++ new site: notepad-plus-plus.org". Archived from the original on 2014-04-19.
  9. ^ RODRIGUEZ, ANDREA (May 30, 2009). "Cuba criticizes Microsoft blocking Messenger". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. ^ "We're not blocking anyone: EdX still educating students from Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27.