Big tech accountability? Read how we got here in  The Closing of the Net 

Karel Demeyer, Eva Lievens, and Jos Dumortier  (2012): Blocking and Removing Illegal Child Sexual Content: Analysis from a Technical and Legal Perspective

In Policy & Internet, 4:3-4

 This occurred for instance in the United Kingdom when Wikipedia was blocked based on a single image that was put on the Internet Watch Foundation’s blacklist (Horten, 2008).

Horten, Monica. 2008. “UK ISPs Lock Out Wikipedia in Filtering Error.” (December 7)

[Online]. Accessed August 16, 2012



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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

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