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Proposal To Establish HTTP Status Code 451 For Websites Blocked By Censorship

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

ietf-logoWith the increasing frequency of government censorship and take-down orders blocking content hosted on web servers, a consortium of internet stakeholders has proposed to the IETF an RFC Draft (recently published) proposing a standard error response given to clients that the web page or resource sought has been blocked for legal reasons.

The proposal uses the status code 451, a reference to Ray Bradbury’s book “Fahrenheit 451”.

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