IWF Removes Wikipedia Blacklisting in UK

By: Jillian C. York on 9 December 2008

Shortly after we blogged about the blocking of the Wikipedia page for heavy metal band Scorpions' album "Virgin Killer," it was announced that the England-based Internet Watch Foundation had removed the Wikipedia page from their child pornography watchlist.

An unfortunate side-effect of the ban was that a number of UK-based Wikipedia editors had been unable to access the editors' pages of the site.

The IWF said that: "in light of the length of time the image has existed and its wide availability, the decision has been taken to remove the webpage from our list."

You can read the IWF's statement on the issue here.