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Old 12-09-2008, 01:16 PM   #11
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kinda disgusting IMO. That image should be taken off the site.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:31 PM   #12
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Dude!

I've seen the picture. It wasn't because I wanted to, but it was to see if I was amoungst the 5% in the UK that CAN see the picture - And I am.
yer same here i was like what they cant sencer what i see on the internet

also if this is the case then maybe they should ban the page with the picture of the cover of nevermind by nirvana because thats equally as obscene
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yer same here i was like what they cant sencer what i see on the internet

also if this is the case then maybe they should ban the page with the picture of the cover of nevermind by nirvana because thats equally as obscene
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevermind
i don't see anything wrong with that album cover. its just a baby in the pool, i don't think anyone looking at that would have any od thoughts, unlike the image above which clearly is targeted as one meaning.
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I think its an over reaction if major british ISPs are not censoring our internet
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i don't see anything wrong with that album cover. its just a baby in the pool, i don't think anyone looking at that would have any od thoughts, unlike the image above which clearly is targeted as one meaning.
I completely agree with LukaszR here, it's a baby in a pool, "ooh, that's rude he has a willy"!
GROW UP

I think that whilst the image discussed in the articles is pretty vulgar when the internet was invented it was pushed to public release as the biggest information source on the internet and people will always have the right to (within the law) use it for what ever they want. A picture of a girl naked whilst massively controversial is not illegal or "In breach of the law under any jurisdiction" and whilst i don't think that this type of image should be encouraged i would fight for people's rights to show it and what the ISPs have done here is ridiculous. Even if the ISP's block the wiki entry (which they shouldn't bearing in mind the internet is probabaly our last chance at that apparent hippy radical of 'Free Speech' ) the image is viewable by a Google Image search of "Scorpions album cover" so the ISPs have achieved nothing.

Why not dedicate our technological resources to catching real paedophiles and terrorists, not fans of a 1980's heavy metal band (who now that i think about did actually have one good song didn't they).

Anyway i suppose i've made my opinion quite clear, better get to bed now. See you tomorrow.

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This was back in the 70's. The parents gave permission too. I would imagine that social morals were much different back then.
You hit the nail on the head with that comment.

If you watch movies from back in the 70's early 80's you'll notice that there is full nudity in PG movies. Today that isn't acceptable but back then it was fine. As a matter while there at it why not ban the Movie Dirty Harry? I sincerely doubt the dead girl depicted in the film is over 18. Actually I do remember asking myself after seeing it how the hell they got away with that. But the movie was filmed in 1971.

I also saw this mentioned on another forum and someone referenced that Amazon had the Virgin Killer image. I took a look and they did have it. Just looked again and suprise suprise it got pulled.

Personally I think its pretty sad. This CD is over 30 years old and all of the sudden it matters whats in the cover. It just show's you how ridiculous are society is becoming.

Another recent event I can think of that is about as ridiculous as one of Obama's speech writer's catching hell for grabbing a cardboard cutout's breast that depicted Hilary Clinton.
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I completely agree with LukaszR here, it's a baby in a pool, "ooh, that's rude he has a willy"!
GROW UP
i wasn't for one minute suggesting that it be removed from the internet i was just saying there are loads of examples of things that are in fact worse than the banned image in question here
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i wasn't for one minute suggesting that it be removed from the internet i was just saying there are loads of examples of things that are in fact worse than the banned image in question here
how is that baby in the pool a worse image then that young girl posing like a porn star? i'm sure who ever are her parents, wouldn't approve of such a picture being available on the web to anybody, especially now a days with those sick pedophiles. i think there is a difference here.
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how is that baby in the pool a worse image then that young girl posing like a porn star? i'm sure who ever are her parents, wouldn't approve of such a picture being available on the web to anybody, especially now a days with those sick pedophiles. i think there is a difference here.
because to those sick pedophiles out there any nudity is good it dosent matter in what context it is and unfortunatley there are probably some people out there for who both images does something for them

if you apply the logic the iwf is applying here the image is worse , IMO they are both album covers and being used to make a statement if it where a famous painting would people be calling for it to be banned IMO its just a piece of artwork if people dont like it then you dont have to look at it

im sure even back in the 70's her parents consented to that image being taken and used and how can the album have been around for 30 years or more and now someone has suddenly decided that that is wrong and we shouldnt be allowed to see it .
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Personally, I don't think it's worth making a fuss over. It's 30 years old, the way society views things can change a lot over that long of a period of time. If anything, all this has really done is made more people see the image.
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