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The Internet Watch Foundation must learn from the Wikipedia debacle

The Internet Watch Foundation should be congratulated for lifting its ban on a Wikipedia entry that it deemed to contain child pornography. However, questions will remain about the IWF’s behaviour and the efficacy of censoring the internet...

As the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes, the specific method of banning this Wikipedia page had the unintended consequence of preventing many British web users from editing Wikipedia at all. Clearly this is something the IWF and the ISPs who work with it had no business doing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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