"German users are very annoyed and disappointed by Flickr, because they are not allowed to turn the safe search fliter off. Reason for that are the Terms of Service (TOS) of Yahoo Germany. That means if you have a German Yahoo account, you are not allowed to view photos that are classified as moderate or restricted. That terms apply near Germany, one of the most liberal countries in the world, to Korea, Hong-Kong and Singapore (which is not famous for being liberal, to express it nicely).
Within a few hours, groups will be flooding the service with protest photos now. The tags thinkflickrthink, zensur, rebellion, censor, censorship are the most used tags in the last 24 hours.
More than 100 Blogs in germany wrote about that story in the last 5 hours about it. There is no reaction from Flickr as yet."
18 juin 2007