The British Library is an instructive test-case as we ramp up for the Great Firewall of Cameron, whereby all British ISPs will have to opt all their customers into an "adult content" filter. The BL's new filter blocked Shakespeare's Hamlet for excessive violence. Because it's dead easy to get enough prudes to look at all the webpages and decide which ones to censor, right?
A spokesperson for the British Library said Hamlet had since been made accessible.
"The upgraded service has a web filter to ensure that inappropriate content cannot be viewed on-site," he added.
"We've received feedback from a number of users about sites which were blocked, but shouldn't have been. We're in the process of tweaking the service to unblock these sites."
Enjoy your time in the stables, Herc.
British Library's wi-fi service blocks 'violent' Hamlet [Joe Miller/BBC]
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