Moscow – A court in the Far East of Russia has banned
Google’s (NASD: GOOG) YouTube, along with four other websites, citing "extremist"
content, the Moscow Times reports.
The court in Komsomolsk-Na-Amure blocked
YouTube over a video called "Russia for the Russians," in addition to
other sites that offered access to Hitler’s "Mein Kampf," as well as
the Internet Archive — which hosts copies of the sites’ content.
local ISP ordered by the court to block access to the sites, has already filed
"In our opinion, the court’s decision … to limit access of
Rosnet users to the whole YouTube.com site, not to a particular video, breaches
the right for freedom of information, guaranteed by Article 29 of Russia’s
Constitution," Google spokeswoman Alla Zabrovskaya told the Moscow Times.