Vimeo, one of world’s leading video-sharing networks, has been banned in Turkey.
The ban took effect by last night, users confronting with a message saying that “The website they are trying to reach has been restricted by the No 2014723 order of Istanbul 10th Peace Crime Court on January 8, 2014”.
The order restricts standard DNS users to surf on the website.
Various sources say that the access ban on Vimeo could last for longtime as a recent draft bill on internet regulation envisioned DNS-based filtering systems.
Vimeo has been co-founded by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein in 2004. One of top 100 websites with most traffic, Vimeo lets its users to share and watch videos.
Previously, Turkey’s Telecommunications Administration (TIB) restricted the access to the website on October 1, 2010, saying that it “had inappropriate content”.
On May 5, 2008, Turkish authorities banned YouTube due to content that “insulted” Ataturk - the founder of Turkey. The ban lasted over the course of two years. Similar bans were also issued on popular sites like Dailymotion, Myspace and Geocities. (HK/BM)
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