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United Kingdom: Government to consult with ISPs on blocking online porn
04 May 2012
BY MARTA COOPER

The coalition government has announced plans to consult with internet service providers on new measures to block online adult material in the UK. Under the plans it would be up to customers to opt in if they wish to view pornography on the internet when they sign up for a broadband contract. Currently most ISPs offer a range of filters and tools that have to be set up by the user to block such content.

2 responses to “United Kingdom: Government to consult with ISPs on blocking online porn”

  1. Steve says:

    Theobvious point against placing onus on ISPs to block porn, ids that not all their customers who watch porn will want to report that to the ISP. Whatever the reason (matrimonial, personal etc.) the customer should be the one with the responsibility to block porn or take control so that their children do not see porn. The move by backbencher can be seen as a pretext to introduce yet more coersive measures by ISP proxy to control/censore internet. Technology will exist to circumvent any ISP attempt to block and no doubt this will be used as an excuse by Government to introduce even more restrictive practices on internet viewing. I think this ill-conceived policy will backfire on the Government, and be seen for the shallow attempt at control that it is.

  2. Nice post and great information:-)