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Government Wants to Regulate Internet Porn Watch

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    http://www.techspot.com/news/41647-u...rnet-porn.html

    TLDR: The government has plans to make it so that you have to ring up your ISP to opt into internet porn sites, in a bid to stop children accessing pornography.

    IMO, a terrible idea, not only is it not going to work, the government shouldn't be interfering with the internet. It also a huge double-standard - the music industry have been crying out for them to do something about illegal downloads for YEARS and they've done sod all!
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    A good idea; pornography's become too pervasive in our general culture.



    (Awaiting neg rep from the febrile-groined teens that populate this place. )
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    Good luck with that.
    They'll basically be trying to regulate 80% of the internet.
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    Lots of problems:
    a: How will the list be kept updated - How many porn sites are created each day?
    b: Anyone wanting to get around this will just use a non UK proxy, VPN or other encrypted traffic method
    c: How will blacklisted non porn sites get removed from list
    d: The requirement for staff to keep a and c current will cost huge amounts
    e: An intelligent child could just ring the ISP themselves and get the block removed
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    Surely a lot of people torrent their porn or have other ways of getting around this restriction anyway?
    I have mixed feelings... If it prevents young children accidentally accessing stuff, I think it's a good thing.
    Have a funny feeling it won't work. Porn is meant to be for over 18s according to the law but I don't think that one gets followed a lot
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    No this CANNOT happen! I will actually hold a protest in Trafalgar Square if this happens.
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    (Original post by sango)
    No this CANNOT happen! I will actually hold a protest in Trafalgar Square if this happens.
    lol imagine if you protest and you meet your dad there, and then round the corner comes your mum.

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    I dont fancy having my name on a database that says I like pornz, especially as its bound to end up being not that secure.
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    This is such a bad idea, seeing as the majority of people who want to access porn are 'children'
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    Leave us and our porn alone government this is ridiculous if anything it should be the parents resposibility.
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    (Original post by js374)
    Lots of problems:
    a: How will the list be kept updated - How many porn sites are created each day?
    b: Anyone wanting to get around this will just use a non UK proxy, VPN or other encrypted traffic method
    c: How will blacklisted non porn sites get removed from list
    d: The requirement for staff to keep a and c current will cost huge amounts
    e: An intelligent child could just ring the ISP themselves and get the block removed
    What would you do for uni networks?
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    every boy and even some girls watch porn.

    Edit: will looking at above poster be regulated?
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    Who still doesn't think Cumeron's a ****?
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    Skip to 0:30
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiFD6EFVsTg
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    Whats the point, it would be too hard/costly to regulate and is really a non-issue...
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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    http://www.techspot.com/news/41647-u...rnet-porn.html

    TLDR: The government has plans to make it so that you have to ring up your ISP to opt into internet porn sites, in a bid to stop children accessing pornography.

    IMO, a terrible idea, not only is it not going to work, the government shouldn't be interfering with the internet. It also a huge double-standard - the music industry have been crying out for them to do something about illegal downloads for YEARS and they've done sod all!
    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.
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    (Original post by No Man)
    Good luck with that.
    They'll basically be trying to regulate 80% of the internet.
    It's actually about 10%



    But it should be the parents responsibility, not the governments. And if parents can't control what their children look at on the internet (which is very easy, a simple filter would do, though there is a problem if their child goes round other peoples houses ect) then there may be bigger problems than just porn.
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    It's the parent's problem if they can't regulate their children's internet. You've got so many parental controls available, can't they make an effort? Censorship that can easily be bypassed anyway won't solve anything.
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    I don't see what the fuss is about really.

    Orange operate a similar feature if using their mobile internet. You ring them up, take off the block and away you go as if nothing was ever in place to stop you.
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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.
    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?
 
 
 
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