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December 11, 2008

IWF withdraws Wiki ban


by David Allen

A row, which started over a thirty-two year old record cover and ended up with the customers of six UK internet service providers being unable to get onto Wikipedia, is now over, with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) lifting its censorship ban.

In general, it would seem that the majority of internet users are against such actions being carried out, but there is support too, which has not made for a happy few days as plenty of words have been traded over this matter.

But it is only the length of time that the image has been around and that it is available elsewhere too, that has gone towards the ban has being lifted.

In their defence, Wikipedia say that this episode just highlights the problems that can occur when the old tools, like the IWF get involved with the new, like Wikipedia.

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