MP Cameron:" Online pornography to be blocked in (UK) by default"

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  1. Serfin' USA

    Serfin' USA Well-Known Member

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    The funny thing is that the primary motivation for censoring or banning porn in Scandinavia is the opposite extreme of Saudi Arabia.

    In Saudi Arabia, they restrict pornographic materials because of the extreme conservatism of Salafism.

    In Scandinavian countries, the push to restrict porn comes from feminist extremists that seem to believe all porn demeans women.

    In either case, the people are insane.
     
  2. litwin

    litwin Well-Known Member

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    they call it wahhabism , i agree there are many more similarities between Scandinavian "feminists " and Saudi wahhabists
     
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    Exactly.. Nowadays we live in a world with TV tuners, cable boxes, computers, browsers, ISPs, even the TV's them very selves, which can block out anything you want them to, with intelligent and reasonable censorship.. Turned on or off, even customized, by the user themselves.

    In fact, it's pretty much the standard now in ALL these devises. Even video game consoles can do it.

    In an age like this, when these tools are readily available to parents, there is NO REASON the government should have to intervene to put their hand over the eyes of children.
     
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    There is a simple solution that no government will allow because porn is such a gold mine. Prescribe that all pornography use .XXX as its domain, allow no access to .XXX by ANY computer without full adult ownership verification. Problem solved.

    This isn't like the 70's when I grew up, where a kid would be lucky to find a tossed Playboy in a city dumpster. This unlimited access is poison, and porn is not protected "speech", no matter what the depraved SCOTUS said about it.
     
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    The problem is that if parents can turn a filter on themselves, their kids can probably turn it off themselves, so it doesn't achieve anything. That's why filters were introduced at the ISP end in the first place - to allow parents to choose a method that their kids couldn't possibly turn off (they might be able to bypass it in some way, I guess, but they can't turn it off). The government are only 'intervening' by saying that these existing ISP filters should be 'on' unless the adult customer elects to have them turned 'off', rather than the other way around. There's no censorship, it's just placing the power in the hands of the parents and making them think whether they want to have that porn access or not (rather than it being an 'out of sight, out of mind' situation that leads them to not get around to doing it).
     
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    is it only i got feeling that Cameron is a new berlusconi?
     
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    +1, its pure populism or clinical stupidity...
     
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    Wow, that Cameron such a classic politician! He can make everyone in the U.K. unhappy and yet they can't touch him. Who needs Sharia Law when you have Cameron? I can't make this up it's for the children. :-D
     
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    litwin Well-Known Member

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    man on mission , + good joke
     
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    The UK already has laws against "obscure" "disgusting" and "gross" sex videos , fun part is that BDSM movies most of the time have no sex scenes and they shouldn't be considered porn.
     
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    they dont carry , they need just cheap political points
     
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    There seems to be two different opinions as to this type of thing.

    One side wants to make it illegal saying "You can just call up your ISP and get porn."

    The other side wants to keep the same saying "You can just call up your ISP and block porn." (Actually think its comp driven but same thing)

    I prefer having the people decide right from the beginning.
     
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    <IF> Marius New Member

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    Once this moronic new "default" starts blocking a variety of non-pornographic sites, including some government sites, because (as is ALWAYS the case) the selection criteria is vague and useless, we'll see a sudden turn around from an annoyed public that will get the filter switched back to "off".

    In the meantime, every single person this idiotic change was meant to block porn access for will be easily able to access it using a myriad of online accesses points.

    But of course the conservatives will keep fighting the "good fight" for redundancy regardless of such censorship failing miserably.
     
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    Yes, and the ease with which they could bend ISPs to do their bidding will have corks popping in MI6 barrooms.
     

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