[SharedKnowing] Regarding Virgin Killer
fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Thu Dec 11 14:35:50 CST 2008
> 2008/12/11 Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net>:
>> Contesting the issue worked out well for Wikipedia and was certainly an
>> eye-opener for the residents of the UK. It was a public relations
>> disaster for the Internet Watch Foundation, the IWF, as it resulted in
>> negative publicity regarding what is a decent project. Their statement:
> It may be a well-intentioned project, but it's also an incompetent
> one. They blocked the text page talking about the album, and they
> blocked the text page describing the image.
> However, they completely neglected to actually block the image itself,
> as served from the image server.
> I suppose it would come as an eye-opener to them that large websites
> routinely use a separate image server ...
> Good intentions aren't enough for a project with that much power to be
> so utterly incompetent at what is supposed to be their job. There is
> no evidence to suggest they are competent at censoring illegal images
> from any other source - since, of course, there is no effective
> watchdog over the IWF.
> - d.
They could use some technical help. I have no doubt that most of the
images they block are nasty enough.
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