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2008-12-08 - 11:00:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Open: Wikipedia |

Statement by the Internet Watch Foundation: http://www.iwf.org.uk/media/news.250.htm

Statement by the Wikimedia Foundation: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Censorship_of_WP_in_the_UK_Dec_2008 (and Q&A )

Mainstream Press Coverage:

Associated Press – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

The Guardian – ww.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/dec/08/wikipedia-censorship Wikipedia falls foul of British censors and Wikipedia page censored in the UK for 'child pornography'

BBC News Website – Wikipedia child image censored

Daily Mail – Wikipedia rock band article blocked over 'child porn photo'

BBC Radio 4's Today – http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7770000/7770832.stm , includes short interview between Sarah Robertson of the IWF, and David Gerard from Wikipedia (transcript )

Blic (Serbia) – http://www.blic.rs/svet.php?id=69041

Libération (France) – Wikipedia, victime collatérale du filtrage d’Internet

Heise online (Germany) – Britische Provider sperren Wikipedia-Artikel

Independent – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

International Herald Tribune – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

Chicago Tribune (USA) – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child pornography concerns, affecting site performance

Fox News (USA) – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

USA Today – Wikipedia article blocked in U.K. for nude photo of a girl

Sky News (UK) – Wikipedia Ban Over Naked Girl Pic

Hamburger Arbendblatt (Germany) – Briten sperren Wikipedia-Artikel

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) – Wikipedia added to child pornography blacklist

El Pais (Spain) – Las operadoras británicas censuran un desnudo infantil en Wikipedia

Telegraph – Wikipedia page on rock band the Scorpions blocked over child pornography concerns

Corriere della sera (Italy) – Wikipedia censura la copertina degli Scorpions

Metro – Net nannies break Wikipedia in album cover kerfuffle


Web coverage:

Slashdot – http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/07/1253228

BBC Blog – Wikipedia is censored

WikiNews – British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations

ZDnet – UK ISPs switch on mass Wikipedia censorship

The Register – Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

ISP Review – Six UK ISPs Restrict Wikipedia Access Following Child Porn Blacklist

Focus (Germany) – Kinderpornografie: Britische Provider filtern Wikipedia wegen Scorpions-Cover

Salon – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

Netscape News – Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo

CNet Taiwan – UK ISPs Blocked Wikipedia

BoingBoing – How the Great Firewall of Britain works

Guido Fawkes – So It Begins : UK Authorities Censor Wikipedia

Computerworld – Wikipedia article censored in UK for the first time

Computer Weekly – UK Wikipedia users unhappy over Scorpions page block

IT Pro – ISPs censor Wikipedia over child porn pic

Digi (Norway) – Sensur av Wikipedia vekker oppsikt

Techno (France) – Royaume-Uni: censure d'un article de Wikipedia

Web DE (Germany) – Britische Provider sperren Wikipedia wegen Kinderpornografie-Verdacht

Open Rights Group – IWF censors Wikipedia, chaos ensues

Information Week – Wikipedia Censored In U.K. Over Nude Girl

Out Law – /> Why the IWF was right to ban a Wikipedia page



Many bloggers are also commenting about the recent events as well as users of Twitter



The article concerned:

Route 1 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Killer (filtered route)

Route 2 – http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Virgin_Killer

Route 3 – <a href="https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Virgin_Killer" class="external">https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Virgin_Killer</a>

Google's Cached copy – snapshot of the page as it appeared on 8 Dec 2008 09:53:44 GMT

Demon Internet block message – Access Denied (403)


Purchasing options:

Amazon.comimage , image and image (Images deleted at approx. 2008-12-08 17:30)

HMV

Zavvi display a message in place of the cover that you must be over 18 to view it and to click if you are. Clicking that you are over 18 results in the whole page disappearing, to be replaced by "Sorry. We can't find the page you are looking for."

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