Wikipedia page blocked over image of naked child.
08 Dec 08

A Wikipedia page showing an image of an album cover by German heavy metal band The Scorpions has been blocked following allegations of potential illegality.

The Internet Watch Foundation has said the image, which shows a naked pre-pubescent girl, could be illegal under present British law, leading many Internet Service Providers to block the page.

A spokesman for Wikipedia accused the IWF of experimenting to see who they could ‘get away with blocking’, pointing out that this album cover is available for purchase, and the image is still hosted on many other websites, including Amazon.

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