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    (Original post by neiljeff123)

    Edit: will looking at above poster be regulated?
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    This is a very silly way to try and do something the government shouldn't be doing anyway which is trying to control the internet.
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    (Original post by Jingers)
    lol imagine if you protest and you meet your dad there, and then round the corner comes your mum.

    :teehee:
    :lol: Awkward would be putting it lightly I would say.
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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    Point taken. But they're not going to all the trouble of getting ISPs to block access to Warez sites with a similar method to that proposed for the porn sites. It would save the industry some money but they're not so why do it with porn?
    Political indifference, probably.
    Politicians only generally tend to do things that they think in the long run will make them look good.
    'Saving children from porn' sounds alot better than 'Saving music industry money'

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    (Original post by SolarElephant)
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    all used up by 1pm!!
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    They have done something - they have people trying to take down sites such as Warez bb and u torrent sites, links get taken down on a daily basis, and now our limewire is gone. Its just too hard to catch up with piracy due to the heavy emphasis on peer to peer sharing. However, porn is a little different, its more of a private thing - you wouldn't ask your mate to send you a video of 'horny hot babe sucking and ****ing' through msn really.
    Limewire always was **** though; it was only ever good for downloading mainstream music. Soulseek was always so much better.

    The government can't really take down sites like suicidal-depressive or depressive-black-metal (sites I use fairly often) because they use the following sort of disclaimers (respectively):
    "Our intent is not to harm your efforts and make to any advertisements, our intent to give something to people about different musics they never heard before, we want show to people there is a lot of suicidal/depressive bands and projects they never heard before, and our intent is to advertise this original band's and projects, by this reason we don't want any discussion here."

    "If you really like a CD of a band buy the CD.
    This blog is conducive to people who in their city or country does not have stores, to supply the desired CD."

    So even though they are supplying people with free music, the government won't look at them because they're not exactly popular sites that people use. Plus they've sort of got semi-decent disclaimers :awesome:
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    Prepare to have your broadband costs skyrocket as companies will now have to hire more staff and equipment.

    The government shouldn't be allowed to have this much control.
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    What a load of ****.

    What if you don't pay your ISP? Are you telling me that people are going to have ask parents, landlords (and so on) to ring up and ask if you can be allowed to watch porn?

    If it's going to happen, it should be opt-out not opt-in. Why should idiot parents make everyone else suffer?
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    All ur civil libertys r belong 2 me



    He's got your porn, your right to protest, your ability to procreate...
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    What a load of ****.

    What if you don't pay your ISP? Are you telling me that people are going to have ask parents, landlords (and so on) to ring up and ask if you can be allowed to watch porn?

    If it's going to happen, it should be opt-out not opt-in. Why should idiot parents make everyone else suffer?
    Imagine if it is your married partners name on the bill.

    I picture a large amount of awkward conversations stemming from this measure.
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    Double post, sorry.
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    People will just buy a VPN service for X amount per month, which is usually very cheap. Far cheaper than your Xbox Live subscription.

    VPNs are what people use here in China to access blocked politically sensitive sites or sites like Youtube. In fact, I'm using one to post here since TSR loads so slowly on the standard Chinese connection here. Mine is free (Freegate), so all I do is open the program and I'm anonymous and open to browse anywhere.

    And just to add - if I can float through of the world's most heaviliy restricted internet setups in 2 and a half seconds, you back home can get your porn, surely.
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    Wait? There's things on the internet that are not pornography related?
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    OP, the government has done something about illegal downloading. The Digital Economy Bill makes it possible for an ISP to block a user from internet access if they use illegal torrents/illegal downloads etc.
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    (Original post by micky022)
    He's got your porn, your right to protest, your ability to procreate...
    Your ability to procreate? I'm afraid he can't stop your procreating with your hand, a banana skin or even, gosh almighty, a live lady.

    Your ability to procreate may be inherently weak, however.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    They have done something - they have people trying to take down sites such as Warez bb and u torrent sites, links get taken down on a daily basis, and now our limewire is gone. Its just too hard to catch up with piracy due to the heavy emphasis on peer to peer sharing. However, porn is a little different, its more of a private thing - you wouldn't ask your mate to send you a video of 'horny hot babe sucking and ****ing' through msn really.

    The reason they're doing it is because some parents are too irresponsible to watch what their child is doing online, funnily enough - (and i know this is a bit of a generalisation) but if those irresponsible parents are also people who 'opt in', which is sort of likely, then it will have little effect.

    I think its a good idea in principle, because we can't rely on ****ty parents/carers to protect their children. Maybe they should make it easier to 'opt in' though, so that you can do it with your service provider account password, or text in or something.
    They cant take down sites like warez bb and torrent sites as they are based in other countries where UK law doesnt apply. If they do take it down then mirrors will pop up everywhere, and new sites. The government can win the war on piracy, not can it win this new war on porn.


    Porn is not exactly harmful either, I think I was 11-12 when I first watched it, I dont see the big deal.
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    They're just slowly introducing policies that remove our rights, nothing too touchy at first that might cause an uproar, and then when we do realise we're in the ****, it'll be too late.
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    They haven't even been able to take down TPB yet, good luck with all the forums and private trackers, not to mention keeping track of what exactly is a "porn site". I can see the benefits though, less people procrastinating and tabbing b/w porn and TSR.
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    For ****s sake. Is there anything we are allowed to do these days without permission from the state? I had hoped that the Lib Dems and Tories would do away with nanny state politics, like they stated they would before the election. I realise now how naive of me it was to think that.

    This opens up way too way many doors for the government to censor other "undesireable" websites.
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    This opens up way too way many doors for the government to censor other "undesireable" websites.
    That's like saying that if we allow the govt. to lock up criminals, we're "opening up doors" to allow the govt. to incarcerate the innocent. If we accepted every such slippery slope argument, the government would not be able to pass a single law, becase all legal precedent can theoretically be abused by those in power who wish to abuse it for worse ends -- we have checks and balances, however, on the govt. to ensure that such precedent is not widely abused (e.g. adversarial HoC with strong opposition, judicial review etc.).

    We will not have Chinese-style internet censorship, just as we don't have a Chinese-style criminal justice system.
 
 
 
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