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British MPs Propose Censoring Internet By Default 255

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the think-of-the-children dept.
judgecorp writes "An all-party inquiry by British MPs has proposed the Internet should be censored to prevent children seeing 'adult' content. Users would have to opt in to see adult content. The proposal is similar to that already used by mobile operators." From the article: "The move, first suggested in 2010, has been firmed up , after a cross-party Parliamentary inquiry examined the state of online child protection. The current proposal is a 'network-level "Opt-In" system,' going beyond the 'active choice' model launched by ISPs ... last October. ... They also want the Government to 'consider a new regulatory structure for online content, with one regulator given a lead role in the oversight and monitoring of Internet content distribution and the promotion of Internet safety initiatives.'"
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British MPs Propose Censoring Internet By Default

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  • by KermodeBear (738243) on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @11:44AM (#39723389) Homepage

    They can pass laws regarding "obscene" content.

    The Supreme Court has found that obscenity is an exception to the constitutional rights under the First Amendment, and is usually limited to content that directly refers to explicit sexual acts that are publicly accessible, though it has at times encompassed other subject matters, such as spoken and written language that can be publicly transmitted and received by the general public.

  • Re:Hmmmm (Score:4, Informative)

    by X0563511 (793323) on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @11:56AM (#39723541) Homepage Journal

    Problem solved. [schools-wikipedia.org] ... not that I disagree with you, I'm just ruining your particular example.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @12:01PM (#39723605)

    OK, seriously, here's the only warning teenage boys need about porn:

    Porn is to IRL sex as movie car chases are to IRL driving. They do some things that look cool but would be absolutely horrible IRL. If you jump your Charger/Camaro 20ft. in the air it is going to be wrecked when it hits the ground. If you try to do anything seen in a F&F2+ movie you'll cause a horrible accident (or if you're lucky, turn your transmission into a box of metal cornflakes first). In movie car chases the laws of physics are fictionalized. In (straight) porn, it's women's sexuality.

    Using spit for lube is freaking gross and doesn't work, and anal sex can cause horrible, painful anal fissures. Sperm burns like hell if it gets in your eye. Most women don't want you to cum in their mouth and many don't even like it on the face. Just jamming your cock in and thrusting like mad won't pleasure most of them, they like a lot of foreplay - sucking your dick doesn't count as foreplay. I could go on but I think these are the most important.

    So watch and enjoy but don't emulate.

  • by simcop2387 (703011) on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @12:36PM (#39724051) Homepage Journal

    IPV6 would get you that, IPV6 NAT would get you where you're at today with ipv4, one ip to the isp and outside world and then everything inside has a private address. NAT would make this impossible to do well.

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