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Flickr Adds India to List of Censored Countries

flickrIn a move that might spark another Internet debate, Flickr has added India to the list of countries unable to view content rated moderate and/or restricted.

Flickr user crazydude2006 posted a topic to the help forums titled, “i can not see the photos of my contacts.” After a few other users chimed in with their suggestions on how to fix the problem, staff member zyrcster posted the following response:

As you are coming in from a Yahoo! ID in India, and we just localized our site to India, you won’t be able to view moderate or restricted content.

Here’s a screenshot of the thread:

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A quick look at the help page for content filters reveals the following updated lines:

Note: If your Yahoo! ID is based in Singapore, Hong Kong, India or Korea you will only be able to view safe content based on your local Terms of Service (this means you won’t be able to turn SafeSearch off). If your Yahoo! ID is based in Germany you are not able to view restricted content due to your local Terms of Service.

Thus, if you’re based in India and noticed recently that you can no longer access certain photographs, now you know why. It likely won’t do much good to complain to Flickr, however, since they need to abide by the laws of each country in order to continue providing their service there.

(via Thomas Hawk)


 
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