0161 215 3700
0800 458 4545
0800 230 0032
0161 215 3711
Fast Chat

Welcome to UKFast, do you have a question? Our hosting experts have the answers.

Sarah Wilson UKFast | Account Manager

Man Denied Access To Hamlet

Man Denied Access To Hamlet

An author using the British Library's wi-fi network was denied access to an online version of Shakespeare's Hamlet because some of the text included "violent conduct".

Mark Forsyth needed to check a line from the play when he was writing his book in the library, only to have his request rejected.

The British Library attributed the problem to a fault caused by a newly-installed wi-fi service from a third-party provider.

A spokesperson for the library said Hamlet has now been made available, adding: "The upgraded service has a web filter to ensure that inappropriate content cannot be viewed on-site."

print this article

Return to internet news headlines
View Internet News Archive

Share with: