A Global Voices editor, Oiwan Lam (shown here), faces obscenity charges in Hong Kong for posting an artsy picture of a bare-breasted woman on InMedia HK, a local citizen media website. The picture came from Flickr.
A month *AFTER* Oiwan posted the photo but *BEFORE* Oiwan's article was ruled "indecent" by Hong Kong's Obscene Articles Tribunal, the photo was censored to Hong Kong's Flickr users as part of Flickr's new geo-censoring system which has just been rolled out in an effort to comply with local laws.
There are many unanswered questions about causes, effects, and implications.
In this blog post, I raise a few.
Previously on BoingBoing: