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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wikipedia Article Page May Run Afoul of British Child Porn Internet Laws

A flap has developed over a Wikipedia page's use of the image from the 1976 "Virgin Killer" album cover, the work of the German band Scorpions. The British group the Internet Watch Foundation indicated that it thought the cover, which depicts a nude young girl, is "potentially illegal," after looking at the page and consulting law enforcement. In response, some British ISPs have blacklisted the site, because of the page's discussion of the "Virgin Killers" article, but some have not. Read more here in a Guardian article. Here's discussion from the Guardian's Frank Fisher. Here's reaction from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

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