The Scorpions’ Wikipedia page banned in UK

German band's 1976 LP sleeve sparks web censorship row

German band The Scorpions have become embroiled in a web censorship row after certain UK internet providers blocked access to a Wikipedia page about the band.

A page on the band’s 1976 album ‘Virgin Killer’ has been restricted after the Internet Watch Foundation warned providers that the record’s sleeve � which features the image of a young naked girl � could be illegal.

As a result, several British ISPs have blocked access to the band’s Wikipedia entry, reports BBC News.

However, volunteers who help run the online encyclopaedia have objected to the ban, not only pointing out that the album sleeve has appeared in several books without prosecution, but also that the measures have blocked UK users from accessing and editing other parts of the site.