2009/1/8 geni <geni...@gmail.com>:
> 2009/1/8 Andrew Gray <andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk>:
>> 2009/1/8 Owen Blacker <o...@blacker.me.uk>:
>>
>>> I don't suppose anyone has any evidence that the IWF definitely contacted a
>>> specific police force, do they?  :o)
>>
>> It's interesting - we always seem to have assumed the Met, but a quick
>> search suggests this isn't publicly stated anywhere, and other police
>> forces talk vaguely of cooperating with them as well.
>>
>> It might be rewarding to dig through newspaper archives of the last
>> few years to see what's been written about the way they work.
>
> They were formed due to chief inspector Stephen French of the
> Metropolitan Police explaining to the ISPs what would happen if they
> didn't do something.
>
> In terms of the way they works see this mailing list:
>
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/thread.html#85788
> the subject being "cleanfeed and wikipedia". Lot to read but it gives
> some idea of the history of the IWF and cleenfeed (which was not
> initially an IWF project).
>
>
> --
> geni
>
highlights:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085830.html
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085840.html
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085903.html
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/086192.html
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085917.html
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085821.html
<--some info on the audit
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/086026.html
<--suggests the body they consulted with was CEOP which may be FOIA
proof.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085887.html
<-some info on their board politics
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/ukcrypto/2008-December/085975.html

Some info on why the IWF are allowed to view the stuff:

http://www.cps.gov.uk/Publications/docs/mousexoffences.pdf

-- 
geni

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