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V1421 – Digital Reform Bill 2018, TSR Government
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repeal sections regarding online pornography in the Digital Economy Act 2017.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 - Repeals
(1) Section 14 to 30 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 is hereby repealed.

2 - Commencement, short title and extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Digital Reform Act 2018.
(2) This Act extends to the whole United Kingdom.
(3) This Act is to come into effect upon Royal Assent.

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The sections repealed from the Digital Economy Act 2017 removes the age-verification regulator for porn sites and it removes the requirement for ISPs to use Internet filters to block all websites that have adult content, unless customers have opted out.

The problem with this part of the new law is that it is unenforceable, there’s no way someone can confirm their age on a porn site without it being intrusive - a lot of people visiting porn sites want to remain anonymous and with this Act it allows people to keep their anonymity. It also means that credit cards and debit cards are highly likely to be used to verify one’s age and this brings the risk of theft or fraud. It doesn’t stop the fact that people under the age of 18 have credit/debit cards and that they can use a card from someone who is over 18. Furthermore, customers are adults and if they have children they can opt in for parental control that many ISPs already offer to customers.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/...ntents/enacted

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It's interesting to see that the TSR Tories are repealing a bill by the RL Tories.
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It's interesting to see that the TSR Tories are repealing a bill by the RL Tories.
It just goes to show how different TSR parties can be to their RL counterparts.
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For once the government is doing something sensible, even if their justification is poor and inconsistent.
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Two ineligible votes (GaelicBolshevik, Aye; StatusRed, Abstain) have been removed.
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The Ayes to the right: 37
The Noes to the left: 5
Abstentions: 3

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