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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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    Darryl, 20 Dec 2010 @ 4:37pm

    Age is enough no need for a license.

    When you turn 18 or 21 in the US you are an adult, that is your license.

    Its just about proof of age, like being able to drink, but any more than that, is not necessary. as long as you can prove you are old enough to view content. and make your own desisions, then that should be enough.

    How many brittish pollies have been caught over time, checking porn, they will not want to have to apply for a license, and be on public record for wanting to view porn..

    There are always some conservatives in politics, you just have to hope they do not get too carried away..

    I dont agree with blocking LEGAL web sites, but I have no issue with closing down illegal operations, be it web site, or crack house.

    once again, you do not get to pick what laws you want to follow and what laws you will break, because you do not like them..

    I bet you like all the laws that protect you, when they protect you, but when it is inconvient you choose to break other laws, that protect other people..

    After all 'other' people is not YOU is it, so who cares right..

    Of course not you, as there is only one person in your world, that would be yourself..

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