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El Misfit
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« on: July 23, 2013, 11:56:04 AM »

Saw this on another forum I go to (for gaming)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/uk-blocking-porn-_n_3635247.html?ref=topbar
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Starting in August, the United Kingdom will begin blocking online porn, both in private homes and in public places, Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech Monday.

A number of major providers that deliver Internet service to nearly 90 percent of U.K. homes have agreed to put in place "family-friendly filters" that will block porn sites by default.

"This is, quite simply, about how we protect children and their innocence," Cameron said, according to a transcript of the speech.

The good news for porn fans is that the filters are optional. Still, if users don't actively refuse them, they will automatically take effect.

But Cameron, who became prime minister in 2010 and is the head of the U.K.'s Conservative Party, isn't stopping at simply blocking online porn. He also spoke about a number of search terms that are so "abhorrent" they should be "blacklisted."

"There needs to be a list of terms ... that offer up no direct search returns," Cameron said.

He also said he was making it illegal to possess "rape porn" -- pornography that simulates rape acts. (Previously, only the publication of such materials was illegal.)

Furthermore, rules governing what kind of porn can be sold in shops will now apply to Internet porn, too.

"Put simply – what you can’t get in a shop, you will no longer be able to get online," he said.

Cameron called out Google, Bing and Yahoo by name, saying they had a "moral duty" to act on his proposals. He said that invoking the "free speech" argument was not acceptable.

In an email to The Huffington Post on Monday, a Google spokesman said, “We have a zero tolerance attitude to child sexual abuse imagery. We use our own systems and work with child safety experts to find it, remove and report it."

The spokesman added that the company "is committed to continuing the dialogue with the U.K. government on these issues."


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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 01:53:54 PM »

WAT?

Why do you care?  It's optional.  As in...one can OPT IN or OPT OUT.  You thread title should read "Britain to OFFER porn blocking for those that want it."  Kinda less sensationalist, though, huh?

Why is this an issue for you or anyone else?  If you want your porn...turn the filter off.  Stop acting like it's some kind of crime that SOME people don't want it in their homes, even by accident.

Geez, this "default state = every scum-bag behavior should permeate every cubic micrometer of the earth" mentality is irritating.

I miss the days when there was at least the semblance of "class" instead of this modern mentality of seeking the lowest common denominator in EVERY thing.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:56:51 PM »

WAT?

Why do you care?  It's optional.  As in...one can OPT IN or OPT OUT.  You thread title should read "Britain to OFFER porn blocking for those that want it."  Kinda less sensationalist, though, huh?

Why is this an issue for you or anyone else?  If you want your porn...turn the filter off.  Stop acting like it's some kind of crime that SOME people don't want it in their homes, even by accident.

Geez, this "default state = every scum-bag behavior should permeate every cubic micrometer of the earth" mentality is irritating.

I miss the days when there was at least the semblance of "class" instead of this modern mentality of seeking the lowest common denominator in EVERY thing.


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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:58:02 PM »

well I think it is an OK idea, just as long as they don't really BAN porn, that would be soo british political correctness bullcrap xD
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 02:15:33 PM »

well I think it is an OK idea, just as long as they don't really BAN porn, that would be soo british political correctness bullcrap xD

Well the British govt' made sure they found a way to get all the peoples' guns a few years back, so now they need another thing to pick on.  Sure, I agree that thing like rape or some other truly sick stuff should be blocked, but porn in general, NO.  Either that or it's an emergency move to stop the lost Prince Charles\Camilla sex tape to be stopped before it pops up on some rogue site  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 03:16:59 PM »


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Oh, understand it perfectly.  This is not news at all...weird or otherwise.  People can choose to allow porn into their homes or not...stop the presses.

I miss the days when a movie forum was used to discuss...movies.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 03:28:13 PM »

In defense of El Misfit, this IS the Off Topic part of the forum.

So, how about that SUCKER PUNCH, huh?
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 03:29:53 PM »

I guess they wanna make sure they protect that new Royal Baby from the eevuls of teh Internetz, huh?
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 03:36:07 PM »

In defense of El Misfit, this IS the Off Topic part of the forum.

I second that. This IS the Off Topic section.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 01:42:37 AM »

All I can say to the news is "Oy".  Question

This is sounding like South Africa between 1963 and 1993 where if you were caught with a so=called 'undesirable' publication, film or video you had one of two choices: a heavy fine, a jail sentence and in extreme cases, both.  Buggedout
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 07:08:26 PM »

All I can say to the news is "Oy".  Question

This is sounding like South Africa between 1963 and 1993 where if you were caught with a so=called 'undesirable' publication, film or video you had one of two choices: a heavy fine, a jail sentence and in extreme cases, both.  Buggedout

Jeez man...sounds like you're living in a police state! There too, it's said that the penalty for having a Bible in Saudi Arabia is death (or so I've heard). I tell  ya'...
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 12:40:01 AM »

All I can say to the news is "Oy".  Question

This is sounding like South Africa between 1963 and 1993 where if you were caught with a so=called 'undesirable' publication, film or video you had one of two choices: a heavy fine, a jail sentence and in extreme cases, both.  Buggedout

Jeez man...sounds like you're living in a police state! There too, it's said that the penalty for having a Bible in Saudi Arabia is death (or so I've heard). I tell  ya'...

'Police state' was correct for the apartheid years but since 1994, things are good as far as personal freedoms go.
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2013, 02:40:24 AM »


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Oh, understand it perfectly.  This is not news at all...weird or otherwise.  People can choose to allow porn into their homes or not...stop the presses.

I miss the days when a movie forum was used to discuss...movies.

Then why keep responding to these types of posts?

The reason why this is newsworthy is because the default porn filter in the U.K. is now put in place by the government. Sure you can opt out of the porn exclusion, but now you have to call up a government agency to let you do so. Why should the U.K. government, or any government, have any say in what I look up online?

If I want to look up bare boobies online, and yes I do want to look that up all the time, why should I need permission? Put in that perspective, yes it seems incredibly invasive and newsworthy.

Look, my prurient tastes are about as vanilla as you can get. But I'll be damned if I ever have to ask permission from a government agency to do so. That's f**ked up.
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 05:12:57 AM »

You know, I wasn't very concerned about this stupid U.K. Firewall idea because I don't live in the U.K.

But you know who've they've decided to put in charge of this absolutely stupid filter? China!

I think it's kind of weird that nation of one billion people still doesn't have good access to information regarding one of the most iconic images of the 20th Century.

You know, if I was a more cynical person, I might view this idea as having less to do with protecting children from the reason we are alive than it has to do with control of information. Attempting to control access to information is pretty much the litmus test for a tyrannical government. Thankfully, this isn't what Cameron says he's trying. Sure, it's an unfortunate by-product, but if you can't trust low-level government employees to monitor what's right, who can you trust?
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 08:48:10 AM »

But you know who've they've decided to put in charge of this absolutely stupid filter? China!

That IS strange... it’s an ominous feeling.
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