It seems like in the UK the prime minister is urging ISPs to begin blocking adult material by default... It's claimed that it's to protect young people from sexual exploitation and extreme porn.
I'm kinda pissed off that this is really an appeal to the fears of parents done in the name of young peole and a publicity stunt by the conservative government and if they really cared about young people's safety they wouldn't have cut youth services to the extent they have and wouldn't have curbed sex education as much as they have.
I also think young people are plenty capable of taking part in these debates instead of being spoken about from a distance.
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I wouldn't really pay to much attention to David Cameron's anti-porn crusade. Like you said, it really is a publicity stunt designed to appeal to parents and older voters.
It can't be done, in that people who want to access adult material will find ways of getting around any sort of barrier, and furthermore it won't be done because ISPs make a great deal of money off online advertisements for adult material.
In addition, British courts will probably find that pressuring ISPs to block or remove X-rated content is contrary to some Bitish law or principle or European or international agreement and the proposal will be scrapped.
Oven in the USA, in related news the Attorney General of Virginia is attempting to ban consensual oral and anal sex between gay or straight couples, supposedly to protect children from pedophiles (and so he can accuse the challenger for his office as being pro-pedophile), a move so blatantly unconstitutional and unenforceable it's almost funny.
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