Latest Censorship in the United Kingdom Stories

2009-01-23 19:02:02

The owners of the popular New York radio station Z100 say Britney Spears's record label is providing them with an edited version of Spears's raunchy new single. The pop star's latest song If U Seek Amy has drawn criticism because it sounds like a vulgar sexual phrase when pronounced quickly, the New York Daily News said. We plan to play an edited, super-clean version, Tom Poleman, senior vice president of programming for Clear Channel, Z100's parent company, told the newspaper.

2008-12-08 12:54:45

Several Internet providers in the UK decided to block a Wikipedia page showing an image of a naked girl, angering many users of the site.

2008-10-24 12:15:00

Internet users are being asked to help find illegal and vulgar content online.

2008-10-23 09:00:16

In preparation for IWF Awareness Day on October 24, 2008, Afilias has announced that it has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). This will increase Afilias' ability to be proactive in eliminating child pornography and sexual abuse content from the .INFO domain.

2008-10-16 09:00:12

TORONTO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced a contribution of $12,500 to the International Women's Forum of Canada (IWFC). The donation will provide a scholarship for a woman in the non-profit sector in Canada to participate in the IWF Leadership Foundation Fellows Program.

2008-10-03 15:00:11

A man accused of blogging about the fictional rape and slaying of the pop group Girls Aloud is being prosecuted under Britain's Obscene Publications Act.

2008-09-04 03:00:00

Regulatory News: In an effort to prevent the spreading of material containing child sexual abuse over the internet, TeliaSonera international Carrier today launched a free service allowing operators and Internet Service Providers the ability to deny their users access to web sites containing this type of material.

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By Amol Rajan VIOLENT SCENES in the latest Batman movie have prompted a record number of objections about its 12A certification. In The Dark Knight's first week of release, which coincides with the school holidays, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) received 70 complaints.

2008-07-28 09:00:48

By Margareta Pagano BUSINESS EDITOR Civil liberty groups claim the new "telecoms package" due to go before the European Parliament in September will result in the loss of individual freedom on the internet, and breach the fundamental principles of human rights in Europe.

2008-07-08 18:00:14

By MARK SMITH A PENSIONER caught with a stash of child porn yesterday claimed an internet search site was to blame - for helping him find the images. William Dalgleish, 67, had more than 16,000 indecent pictures and movie clips on his computer when police swooped on his home.

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