On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
off on speculating on *why* Amazon UK took it down (has Amazon
done so as well?). But good for them that they
They probably removed it for the same reason Channel 4 News blurred
the image when they showed it - they are less idealistic than we are
and prefer a quiet life.
I don't think it has anything to do with "idealism", unless you assert that
an ideals are necessarily in conflict with what's practical.
For Amazon, I completely support that, they
exist to sell stuff, they have no reason to get involved in a
In other words, they are equally idealistic, they just have ideals which are
compatible with reality.
I was a little disappointed (although not
surprised) that Channel 4 News didn't stand up for themselves and show
the image (after consulting with their own legal team) so viewers
could make up their own minds about whether or not it should be on
Wikipedia - censorship is as big an issue for the press as it is for
How do you know that they didn't consult with their legal team and their
legal team told them not to do it? Not everyone has Mike Godwin for their
legal advisor, you know.