Despite Content Purge, Pornographic Images Remain on Wikimedia

"Clearly some of the currently available drawings are obscene, and individuals have been prosecuted for downloading and possessing similar material," said James Marsh, an attorney who represents victims of child sexual exploitation.

The FBI has not commented on whether it's pursuing charges. But it could, said Marsh, who pointed to several legal precedents in which prosecutions have been made based on sexually explicit depictions of children similar to the images on Wikipedia.

"Wikipedia has an undisputable affirmative corporate responsibility to keep such material off their sites, which are almost universally available in elementary schools and public libraries," he said. "Every other content provider has to play by these rules. Why not Wikipedia?"

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