Aug 14 2013   1:55PM GMT

Hamlet too violent – maybe try the Lion King next time?

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The British Library’s wifi network was found to have denied access to an online copy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet because the text contained “violent content”.

A user wanted to check a line of the play and the wifi blocked the Shakespearean classic. The library said that it was still tweaking the system which was installed recently by a third-party provider.

Perhaps Disney’s take on the play would be a better option? But there may be quite a few users blubbing amongst the stacks at the death of Mufasa… come on – admit it! We all did!

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