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British Prime Minister To Announce Porn Blocking Plans 286

Posted by Soulskill
from the enjoy-your-riots dept.
Overly Critical Guy writes "British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce network-filtering plans targeted at porn websites, possibly requiring users to 'opt-in' with their ISP to access such content. The idea has support from MP Claire Perry, who said, 'There is a "hands off our internet" movement that sees any change in how access is delivered as censorship.'"
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British Prime Minister To Announce Porn Blocking Plans

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  • by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Friday May 04, 2012 @05:04PM (#39896631)
    I would not be surprised if the use of Tor, and proxies/VPNs in other countries spiked as a result of this law.
  • WTF UK? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04, 2012 @05:07PM (#39896671)

    Stick a camera up everyone’s ass, outlaw solitary men walking through parks on the off chance they're pedos, confiscate almost all the guns, now you erect a government run firewall ah la china to 'save' someone from porn or something.

    This desire to make your island a pink and blue romper room will not work. Stop doing it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04, 2012 @05:35PM (#39897005)

    Once upon a time people had to buy dirty mags at the shop, possibly from a female shop keeper, the level of embarassment for publically unacceptable behaviour dropped with the internet generation. Asking your ISP to allow porn is just raising the bar again and if people haven't the fortitude then frankly they shouldn't be looking at it. I personally don't see how this is any different from filtering adult TV channels and I expect neither do the vast majority of people - "stupid lazy fuckers" are not giving away any rights, they can still see porn, you 're just getting wound up by sensationalism and conspiracy theories.

    Also, blocking porn is *not* easy for most people, local filters can easily be bypassed e.g by mobile phone connections, proxies, direct ip addresses etc etc. so it is "hard" - being technically able is not an excuse to deride others.

  • now no one else can (Score:5, Interesting)

    by interkin3tic (1469267) on Friday May 04, 2012 @05:50PM (#39897183)
    Clearly the thing to do would be to start a porn site where the talent make political speeches against David Cameron. Then he'll be repressing political speech.

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