The Wikipedia ban thing

According to the BBC report it was a single reader who started the whole chain of events. Were they aware that the record has been around for decades and was once freely available in UK high streets?

One would imagine that a body like the Internet Watch Foundation would have some understanding of how the Internet works. Do they not realise that anyone can Google for the image if they want to see it and that, as Wikipedia may be copied freely, you can find the Wikipedia article elsewhere anyway? The text from the article is available on a mobile phone version – without the image but updated to include information on the censorship.

Meanwhile we are left with the even more disturbing image….

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Update: 10th December 2008

IWF backdown

“…in light of the length of time the image has existed and its wide availability, the decision has been taken to remove this webpage from our list.”

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