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by Mike Masnick


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UK Politicians Want People To Have To Apply For A Porn License Before Viewing Online Porn

from the blacklists-don't-work dept

Just as France is looking to implement an internet blacklist, it appears that politicians in the UK are pressuring ISPs to create a blacklist themselves, blocking all porn sites, and not letting anyone access them unless they "specifically request access." In other words, if you want to view porn, you have to first get your porn viewing license. The reasoning, of course, like that behind all clueless internet legislation, is to "protect the children." What's ignored is that if filters really work (and they don't), parents already have the opportunity to use them themselves, without the government stepping in.

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 20 Dec 2010 @ 12:48pm

    Re: That is SO funny,, !!!!!

    No, we can make it simpler, "Parents need to be parents"

    And I don't like you threatening Mike's life. Expect a visit from HLS.

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