Indonesian Internet companies block Web sites over Quran film

Indonesian Internet companies blocked access to YouTube and MySpace on Tuesday, heeding a government order aimed at stopping people from watching an anti-Islam film by a Dutch lawmaker. Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders posted the 15-minute film on the Internet on March 27. It has since been widely available on blogs and file-sharing sites. Indonesia's main Internet service providers all said they had temporarily blocked YouTube, MySpace, Google Video and other file-sharing Web sites. The government ordered the providers to block the sites last week, saying Wilders' film "could disturb relations between the faiths." The ban drew protests from some Indonesians, especially those using the sites for business. Budi Dhima told local Web site that she made a living selling Muslim dresses and headscarves via Multiply, one of the blocked sites.