Andrew Couts digitaltrends.com Any Web user is familiar with the 404 Page Not Found error message that appears on broken links. And some of us have happened upon the more mysterious ’403 Forbidden’ error. But now, a digital rights group from the United Kingdom has launched a campaign this week to add yet another error message to the mix: ’451 Unavailable,’ to be used anytime a webpage or website is blocked by a government for legal reasons.Evoking the anticensorship message of late author Ray Bradbury’s famous novel Fahrenheit 451, the 451 Unavailable campaign is the brainchild of Open Rights Group (ORG), a U.K.-based public advocacy group that seeks to defend free speech and consumer rights on the Internet.As the group explains on the 451 Unavailable website, governments may require Internet Service Providers to block access to certain websites for a variety of reasons. ”In the UK, this is usually because the websites contain material that infringes copyright. In other parts of the world, websites are targeted for their political content,” ORG explains on the site. Currently, the 403 Forbidden message is often used in these instances, but the group believes this error fails to provide enough information to Web users when access is restricted by government demands. to read more click here: digitaltrends.com
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