From now Skype will be illegal in the country in which I live (not Australia). A law was passed on May 15 that provides for jail sentences of up to 15 years for using Skype. Text-communication services will apparently be the next to be affected. Apparently the authorities have some form of filter system and have already closed down some services. As LingQ is not at all political, I do not think that we will be affected. Let us hope not, anyway!

15 years?

I read this assuming it was a joke. I still am.

EDIT: So you live in Ethiopia? OK, I’m a little less surprised, but still…

Yes I do, and no, it is not a joke!