UK May Require ISPs To Tag Porn
from the good-luck-with-that-plan... dept
Following the news that BT is going to make an effort to block all child porn, there's news that UK telecom regulator Ofcom is floating an idea to have ISPs tag content as being potentially "adult" in nature to make it easier to filter out. It's not hard to figure out the many reasons why this plan sounds like both a waste of time and money. ISPs are never going to be able to effectively tag the content. For all the filters already out there, none of them work all that well. Having people sit there and actually review the content is more effective than any automated system, but it's also slow, expensive, and very, very subjective.