To complement the ‘notice and takedown’ service that the IWF provides to remove content within our remit from UK networks, in 2010 the IWF introduced a simultaneous alert service aimed at speeding up the removal of child sexual abuse content hosted outside the UK. This service is for IWF members and companies hosting content overseas.
In March 2010 the IWF Board approved the following two policies:
- IWL Licensees
- The creation of a new category “IWL Licensee” for companies registering for simultaneous alerts that have no role to play in the UK’s self-regulatory framework for dealing with criminal content online.
Fees for IWL Licensees
A starting fee of £3,000 p.a. for IWL Licensees to receive simultaneous alerts, with scope to increase to £5,000 p.a. if there is a significant workload generated by a specific company.
IWL Licensees receive simultaneous alerts but no other IWF services or benefits of membership and they are not entitled to apply for membership of the IWF Funding Council.