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<nettime> Artreview: Important message regarding (the censorship of) use
Garrett Lynch on Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:50:29 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Artreview: Important message regarding (the censorship of) user content

Strike one more for creative _expression_ online.

Not sure how many people here use the artreview community but this may be of interest.  This is poor form that they are allowing an ISP provider to dictate what is acceptable art but surprising that they did not predict issues like this with community growth.  There are many art friendly providers out there and rather than censor a blossoming community they should migrate to another ISP.  Note that art review have provided no means of replying to the message ether directly in their email or on their website (no email contact is provided on the website).


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From: "artreview.com" <mail {AT} artreview.com>
Date: 6 September 2011 11:18:43 GMT+01:00
To: "garrett {AT} asquare.org" <garrett {AT} asquare.org>
Subject: Important message regarding user content
Reply-To: do-not-reply {AT} artreview.com

Contemporary artists & photography | Online Art Magazine | ArtReview

A message to all members of artreview.com

Dear artreview.com community,
ArtReview has recently received several complaints about content on artreview.com from our website platform provider. The complaints concern nudity and related content on membersâ pages that breach conditions set by the platform provider. They have been accompanied by demands that we remove relevant content immediately; failure to do so could result in the website being taken offline. As we investigate these complaints over the next several days, we will likely be removing some content from the website, including from membersâ pages. We thank you for your understanding. We will get back to you once we have looked into the situation in more detail.

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