YouTube Takes Aim At Russian Web Content Blacklist

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- YouTube LLC on Monday launched its first legal challenge to a controversial new Russian law that allows the country’s officials to blacklist online content it considers harmful or dangerous to children, saying the regulators are unreasonably targeting material intended as entertainment.

The Google Inc.-owned video-sharing site has appealed the decision of Russia’s consumer watchdog to block a video that the regulator claims promotes suicide, but which YouTube argues is clearly intended as entertainment, according to a company representative.

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