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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 06:20

No porn please – we’re British Featured

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed one of the Western world’s most restrictive Internet access regimes. Internet users will have to opt in to get porn, not opt out.

Cameron has done a remarkable thing, He managed to knock the impending royal birth (It's now happened and it's a boy) off the pages of every newspaper in Britain, by announcing an Internet censorship regimen that would see every home in the country automatically blocked from certain websites unless they specifically ask their ISPs for access to porn.

ISPs will be required implement the blocks, and contact all their customers to give them the option of not using the block. If they do not reply, the block will automatically be applied. The measure is designed to counter access to child pornography, but as happened in Australia there are concerns that the technology, and the broad scope of the measures, will enable censorship of any site the Government chooses.

“The Internet is having an impact on the innocence of our children,” said Cameron, announcing the measures. “Online pornography is corroding childhood. In the darkest corners of the Internet there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children, and that must be stamped out.” Sounds like he is channelling Stephen Conroy, who used the same arguments when attempting to introduce an Internet filter in Australia a couple of years ago.

”I'm not making this speech because I want to moralise or scaremonger, but because I feel profoundly as a politician, and as a father, that the time for action has come. This is, quite simply, about how we protect our children and their innocence.

“We are not prescribing how ISPs should contact their customers – it's up to them to find their own technological solutions. But however they do it, there will be no escaping this decision, no 'remind me later' and then it never gets done. All the ISPs have rewired their technology so that once your filters are installed, they will cover any device connected to your home Internet account. No more hassle of downloading filters for every device, just one click to protect your whole home and keep your children safe. Once those filters are installed, it should not be the case that technically literate children can just flick the filters off at the click of a mouse without anyone knowing.

”By the end of next year, ISPs will have contacted all of their existing customers and presented them with an unavoidable decision about whether or not to install family friendly content filters. TalkTalk, which has shown great leadership on this, has already started.”

The proposed measures have, predictably, met with opposition from the Internet industry and civil libertarians. None of them support child pornography, but say the measures are either unworkable or will have unintended consequences.

“ISPs have already taken several steps on making the Internet safer, with many offering or working towards an ‘active choice plus’ system, which presents parents with an unavoidable choice,” said Nicholas Lansman, secretary general of the UK ISP Association.

“We remain opposed to default filtering, as it is only one part of the solution, and can be circumvented and lead to over or under-blocking.”

“A laughable piece of pig-ignorant bluster,” said the Daily Mirror, not known for its love of the Tory Party.

The proposals are just that at the moment. The implementation will be another story.


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