Some information on extent, the page is additionally blocked on:
* Be Pro (so the WMF's suggestion that "It does not affect people in the UK
who are accessing the internet through non-residential means such as at
their place of employment." is incorrect. It shows the same bare 404 that is
shown on the residential Be network)
* T-Mobile (on G1 - redirect to iwf site)* Vodafone (Vodafone error page -
though on my handset it renders as their internal XML markup language)
2008/12/6 David Gerard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> I am not suggesting that WMUK do anything about this whatsoever.
> However, I do suggest that all readers of this list try the pages and
> share the results they get (and their ISP).
> More specifically, if you're on any of:
> * Be/O2/Telefonica
> * Virgin Media
> * EasyNet/UK Online/Sky
> * PlusNet
> * Demon
> * TalkTalk
> - then you need to try the link, and if it doesn't work, contact your
> ISP and ask WTF.
> This is likely to hit the papers soon. BIG FUSS. We (the community and
> the Foundation and everyone) need to know the precise parameters of
> whatever's going on.
> - d.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Gerard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 2008/12/6
> Subject: Wikipedia quietly censored by Internet Watch Foundation
> To: Open Rights Group open discussion list
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: Mike Godwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Cary Bass <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> ... by transparent proxying on some ISPs, not others.
> Surmise is that it's because of the album cover on
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Killer (the page about the
> Scorpions album "Virgin Killer") - some people can't acces the page.
> The image is distasteful but not (AFAIK) actually illegal (yet). And
> is also famous and encyclopedic in itself.
> Practical upshot is that every user on *some* ISPs has been put
> through one of just two IPs. This means that vandal blocks have
> widespread collateral damage.
> (I'm on Zen and I can get to the page and image.)
> The question now is: how do we find out what the hell is going on, and
> who has done this?
> Somewhat confusing page about the matter from the admins' noticeboard,
> where the admins try to work out wtf:
> - d.
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