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HTTP 451: status code for censorship proposed

Most Internet users are familiar with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) status codes that tell users that something went wrong.  When it comes to ISP or government-initiated filtering, however, the existing codes are uninformative. The 4xx class of codes signal when the end user has apparently made some mistake.  For example, the familiar code 404 […]