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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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    Chargone (profile), 20 Dec 2010 @ 7:18pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I have to ask

    the perpetual question, of course, being what rates as 'proper'?

    ... consider that most English speaking countries have trouble even teaching English literacy to a significant level, let alone anything else.

    of course, step one is that the primary responsibility for 'proper' education must fall on the parents... schools, teachers, and such, are Employed to cover specific areas where specialist training is helpful, but pretty much the entirety of a child's existence is 'education' in some form or another. ... or sleeping.

    all significant stuff.

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