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uk government trying to block internet porn

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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 02:49 PM
i live in the uk and came across this interesting little item,

our government is trying to block internet porn,

now i'm a red blooded male and like the odd 'viewing', i really don't see any problem,
in fact my other half likes a dabble every now and then,

surely the censorship should come from the home, not from faceless people trying to control the content on the internet,
i really don't believe it will happen but the idea is there,
but i do believe they are trying to restrict our right to view whatever (within reason) we wish

In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Ed Vaizey, the nation's minister for culture, communications and creative industries, said he may ask Internet service providers to cut off access to Internet pornography sites. The move, Vaizey said, would be designed to keep children from viewing the explicit material.
Users would have to individually request that providers lift the filter. Regulation, he argues, would be more effective than implementing parental controls.
Vaizey has already called a meeting with some of the largest broadband providers, including Virgin Media. Legislation, he said, is likely.

In a parliamentary debate last month, Claire Perry, a Conservative MP who has campaigned for tighter controls, said that 60% of nine- to 19-year-olds had found porn online, while only 15% of computer-literate parents knew how to use filters to block access to certain sites. The MP said six companies – BT, Virgin, Talk Talk, BSkyB, Orange and 02 – streamed the internet to 90% of homes in the UK. Perry called on the government to put pressure on those companies to install default measures to stop children accessing pornography online.

in our country 16 is the legal age to view pornography, we can buy it at 18 - apart from a few exceptions
this daily paper anyone can buy (even though it says sundaysport)

posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by solvectra

Think there is already a thread posted on here but check this link out from the BBC
So it seems will be very difficult for them to actually do this and lets face it a huge percentage of adults use a computer solely for porn.

posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:07 PM
What a ridiculous idea haha,
I think I just plain don't get it, there gonna see someone naked eventually! I first saw porn probably when I was like 11 when my cuz showed me pictures of celeb's with there boobs out and it didn't destroy my life, I was not mentally scarred so I don't see the problem really, granted its not a good thing but accidentally seeing "nudey pics" aint gonna be a horrific event is it
Or maybe I am being absent minded

posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:09 PM
already posted here

posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by AnotherYOU

my apologies, i did a search but didn't find any relevant threads so started a new one

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