Dec 21 2010
Well I’m sure as hell glad I don’t live across the pond right now. British ISPs are gathering together to come up with a new anti-porn measure that would have all adult sites blocked by default. You know, for the children.
In a move that smacks of the draconian Internet laws in place in countries like Australia, the UK government has plans to ask ISPs to block all pornography from home Internet connections by default, it’s reported today. Under the plan, customers would have to ask the ISP for access to pornography.
The Sunday Times reports that the UK’s largest ISPs will be called to a meeting next month to discuss the idea, which is being presented as a way of stopping children from accessing porn.
So you would literally have to call your ISP and ask that you be allowed to watch porn on your own internet connection? Annnd that’s what torrenting is for I suppose.
Alright USA, just pretend you never heard this, and go back to fighting about net neutrality.
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