[SharedKnowing] Citizendium: perfectly safe for virgins, and everybody else too
geniice at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 01:52:03 CST 2008
2008/12/11 Larry Sanger <sanger at citizendium.org>:
> Just posted to
> Please forward this far and wide! --Larry
> Citizendium: perfectly safe for virgins, and everybody else too
> It's been a pretty big news story: for a few days, editing of Wikipedia was
> effectively blocked throughout much of the U.K., because Wikipedia had, and
> still has, an uncensored reproduction of the Scorpions' album cover for
> Virgin Killer. This shows a completely naked pre-pubescent girl in a
> sexually suggestive pose.
As a general rule making libelous accusations against the scorpions
record label is not the kind of thing people would expect to associate
with a serious academic work. Even the IWF was smart enough to label
the thing "potentially illegal".
> Does it bother you that Wikipedia reproduces an image that is, arguably,
> child pornography?
Ah too late to back down now.
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