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"Opting in" to pornography

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"Opting in" to pornography

well ... what do we think of DC's latest clearly-thought-out and well-researched initiative?
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I think that paedos will still find a way to get their hands on their grubby images while everyone else will blindly be accepting yet more restrictions on their daily activity.
Just like continuous insurance enforcement and driving. It penalises the genuine motorists while the joy riders still take out cars that are not road legal yet the joy riders have no trouble in finding cars to use on the open road.
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Re: "Opting in" to pornography

id  rather  read the Beano
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Re: "Opting in" to pornography

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DC's latest clearly-thought-out and well-researched headline-grabbing, google-bashing popularist doomed-to-fail initiative?

IWF largely seems to work, but that's done in a very very different way; he and his advisors clearly haven't a clue about the internet and communications.  Cry
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Re: "Opting in" to pornography

Like all the MP's .. and the courts.
Good job they blocked PirateBay or people would still be downloading dodgy stuff.
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lets not forget the evil cookies too!
The EU insisted that every website tell you it's using cookies. Harmless little text files put on your computer that contain settings for a website and are only available to that particular domain  Roll eyes
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Re: "Opting in" to pornography

still it takes the heat off the Lynton Crosby situation.
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It should win some support from the Mumsnet crowd (or at least the Mumsnet members who can't be bothered to parent or supervise DS, DS2 and DD themselves). Everyone else is just head in hands at the ignorance of these charlatans. If this was a good idea on its own merits, why the need to bring child pornography and peadofiles into the discussion:
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But Ms Perry argued filters would make a difference, saying that the killers of schoolgirls April Jones and Tia Sharp had accessed legal pornography before moving on to images of child abuse.

Legal pornography. Legal. Just as he could have bought it from the top shelf in the newsagent or purchased a rated DVD or VHS tape. And he also probably purchased underwear and condoms at some point too. Just like the hundreds of thousands of other people who never considered killing a child.
Be prepared for increased internet and/or phone line prices - somebody has to pay for this rubbish. And it won't do a thing to "protect the children". The first time that dad's The Sun or mum's Grattan or Avon site gets blocked because of "Intimate Apparell/Swimwear", it will be turned off by the parents. It's a flawed concept and the only solution is proper parenting. If individual families want to buy into flawed filtering, let them buy a SonicWall box or software.
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I'm sure all these various "initiatives" serve no other purpose than to be waved about when something else needs covering up.
If it went ahead how long before:-
Look there's a picture of Kate sunbathing, quick press the censor button.
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I thought the thread deserved a link for the uninformed so http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23401076
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So would someone who opts in immediately be branded a pervert and paedophile?
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Maybe not until the opt-in database get hacked, and the "UK Pervert List" appears as a Torrent for download.
I'm sure the kids will be doing fine once daddy loses his job for being outed as a dirty pervert.
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IF this goes ahead how long before someone posts a news link exposing the latest government MP's goings on.......
Only to find out half the people clicking on the link gets blocked.
And I'm quite happy to say here that if I have to I will be opting in.
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Call me cynical if you wish, but what government foul-up is Cameron trying to sweep under the carpet with this 'initiative'?
IF I wanted to access pornography, I could - not as easily as a few years ago, maybe, but it is still fairly easy. I for one, as an adult, will be 'opting in'.
And as has been asked on the link provided by Strat, whats the next category to be declared 'off-limits' by this control freak administration?Huh

billnotben - didn't see your post before I did mine - but great minds think alike  Smiley
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Shouldn't they be investing in more trained police officers to shut these sites down at their source and just maybe arresting some of the real criminals in the process rather than putting pressure on ISP's and users. Opting in or out wont stop these innocent children being victims.
Whilst we're about it lets bring back hanging for these crimes, that would give Cameron a better headline and maybe someone might agree with him for once....