It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
To fend off the chilling effects of heavy-handed internet restriction, the UK consumer rights organization Open Rights Group wants to create a new version of the “404 Page Not Found” error message, called “451 unavailable,” to specify that a webpage wasn’t simply not there, it was ordered to be blocked for legal reasons.
In case you missed the reference, the number is shout-out to Ray Bradbury’s book-burning government censorship novel Fahrenheit 451.
Here's an example of what the 451 message would look like, according to the campaign's website:
HTTP/1.1 451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons Content-Type: text/htmlError 451:
Unavailable For Legal Reasons
Error 451: Unavailable For Legal Reasons
Access to this domain has been restricted in the United Kingdom due to the Court Order [Blocked Website]/[Case number] following the Judgment [Name of Court Case].
This Court Order was imposed under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
This Court Order was became valid on [Date of start of Court Order] and is currently valid until [Court Order Expiration Date].
If you believe this that this web domain has been incorrectly blocked, please contact [the appropriate legal authority] at [the appropriate legal authority] or [the address of the appropriate legal authority].