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Whitelisting banned sites

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Whitelisting banned sites

Now a BBC report on Gov't efforts to deal with wrongly black listed web sites.
Once again no acceptance of responsibility when a site is wrongly blocked, nor any proposals to measure the costs (monetary and social) of a site having been wrongly blocked. The self-appointed censors appear to have no regulation or oversight of their own actions.
Protection of vulnerable people from harmful internet content should be dealt with by education, supervision and easy reporting paths rather than crude blanket solutions.
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Whitelisting banned sites

Baroness Howe attempts to legislate content filtering
Note the language that basically says 'if ISPs overblock then tough shit - you can't hold them to account' (see the bit about 'acting in good faith').
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Re: Whitelisting banned sites

Nice. Welcome to China the UK.
At least MP's have realised that blocking sites isn't a waste of time.
Good job the courts blocked PirateBay and killed piracy stone dead then.
Must go I think I can see a pig outside my window.
kmilburn
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Re: Whitelisting banned sites

I bet they won't pay any attention to this either.
[quote=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/29/dutch_court_pirate_bay_ban_lifted/]
Blocking BitTorrent search sites 'ineffective': Pirate Bay ban lifted for Dutch ISPs

I'm sure that by the time some of our politicians are done (if we let them),  they'll have a broader firewall in place than China or Iran.