Perhaps it is a sign of how far we have come in the information age. A Russian lawyer has filed suit against several Russian governmental bodies for not having Web sites, asserting that not having a public site is a violation of the human right for information.

According to a report by , the lawyer says that the government’s obligation to design and maintain a Web site was set by a resolution some time ago. Government ministries that abuse this obligation violate the people’s right for information, he says.

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