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The UK wants to ban citizens from accessing websites that feature "non-conventional" porn

By midian182
Nov 24, 2016
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  1. Not content with introducing the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy, the UK government also feels its citizens need to be protected from the horrors of online pornography. As such, it plans to ban websites that display “non-conventional” sex acts.

    The proposal, which is part of the digital economy bill, would see the same UK pornography restrictions that are in place for adult DVDs and video-on-demand services applied to online content.

    ISPs would be forced to block sites featuring material that would not be certified for commercial sale by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) – the UK’s version of MPAA. These “non-conventional” acts may include pictures and videos that show spanking, whipping or caning that leaves marks, and sexual fetish material that includes bondage or sadomasochistic activity, urination and other bodily functions.

    There are plenty of other types of acts covered by this definition, including public sex and the hilarious “four-finger rule.” Basically, porn sites would need to block about half of their content from UK audiences in order to comply.

    Additionally, even those site that host so-called conventional adult material could suffer under the bill, as they will be forced to verify British users’ ages before allowing them access. The age checks could be carried out using credit cards - because nobody would have any issues with typing their Visa number into a porn site, obviously.

    “The Government is committed to keeping children safe from harmful pornographic content online and that is exactly what we are doing,” said Karen Bradley, UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. “Only adults should be allowed to view such content and we have appointed a regulator, BBFC, to make sure the right age checks are in place to make that happen. If sites refuse to comply, they should be blocked.”

    The bill is the latest move in Britain’s battle against online pornography. Former Prime Minister David Cameron, who allegedly engaged in a sex act with a dead pig’s head as part of an initiation ceremony while at Oxford, ensured that many UK households now have adult websites blocked by their ISPs unless they opt-in.

    The Digital Economy Bill could be amended before it becomes law but, unless the government pays attention to the numerous anti-censorship protesters, completely legal adult content could soon be banned.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    I live in such a nanny state. I already get forced to agree to cookies, I have to opt-out of Adult filters when I buy an internet connection and now I'll have to prove my age all the time. Britain is fast becoming the lamest place to live.
     
    avoidz, Benny26, Lionvibez and 12 others like this.
  3. NicktheWVAHick

    NicktheWVAHick TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +43

    Let me be the first to volunteer as an official "screener" of ALL online porn to determine what is "conventional" and what is not. My official motto: "Do as I say, not as I do".
     
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    China called they want their government back
     
    avoidz, SirChocula, Lionvibez and 9 others like this.
  5. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 257   +20

    Short of them also banning the use of a VPN I suggest the use of such. It wont stop TPTB 100% form monitoring your data stream, but it will retard there endeavours somewhat.

    End of the day there totalitarian draconian approach to censoring our citizens may start with pornography, but you can be dam well sure it wont end there.
     
    SirChocula, hopgop1, mcborge and 4 others like this.
  6. Badvok

    Badvok TS Booster Posts: 122   +51

    Ahhhh, let the poor misguided souls have their day. Let's just hope nobody teaches them anything technical because then they'll realise that all this means nothing and that everyone with an ounce of knowledge, especially the children, will still have access to everything they could possibly want to see and more.
     
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  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,682   +787

    It's been said before and especially just after 9/11 ..... "to relinquish any level of freedom is to relinquish all freedom". It certainly isn't the beginning, but just another chapter in the fight to preserve our rights .....
     
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  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,562   +2,370

    "Fake news."
     
  9. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 257   +20

    The have been removing our basic freedoms almost on a daily basis or so it seems since 9/11 transpired under the guise of maintaining our security and way of life. In the end its all about control really. :(
     
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  10. mcborge

    mcborge TS Maniac Posts: 211   +121

    This is just the start people, the tories have already rigged the electoral system to keep themselves in power for the next decade at least... Its not foreign extremists that have worried me these past couple of years, its the ones running my country that I fear the most... Whilst were all busy looking out for the scary dog over the fence we have failed to notice the scary dog just behind us ready to bite out our ankles. (sorry for the strained metaphor)
     
  11. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Maniac Posts: 423   +221

    They want to keep you from "Granny", "BBW", "thai", "hentai", "bdsm", "shemales" and "VR" derivatives designed specifically for Vive, Oculus and PS4VR.

    These people are basically nazis.
     
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  12. alucard1911

    alucard1911 TS Rookie

    Hehe, GB got enough being analed?
     
  13. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 709   +181

    Porn makes me physically sick. It is so bad and redundant......Hey Watch me shove a fist up this guys bunghole.
    I like looking at tits though
     
  14. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,562   +2,370

    My man, I do believe you've been directed to the wrong part of the Internet.

    Allow me to escort you out:
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    That's just it. Misguided souls have had their day and want to continue another day.
     
  16. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 709   +181

    Keep telling yourself that no one else will
     
  17. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 709   +181

    Say, Is that your mother? I know what you like
     
  18. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 257   +20

    We get it, you like tits but not fisting. The point however is freedom to watch whatever floats your boat.

    Eggs make me physically sick, but im not out there attempting to ban chickens or judging others that consume the things.
     
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  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Yes and if you think about what that freedom has cost us already, you might want to opt for limiting that freedom. Wait, nevermind! I can tell already, I'm wasting my breath trying to introduce morals back into society. Carry on, ignore me. What was I possibly thinking?
     
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

    Hm, "four finger rule", indeed.

    Is that four fingers from each hand, or only four fingers total...?:oops:
     
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  21. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 257   +20

    Morals have there time and place but most people who view pornography generally do so in private or with there partner where moral values are somewhat interchangeable depending on situation.

    The price of freedom cannot be censorship of the masses, in any form, otherwise, just like freewill, its an illusion of sorts.
     
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  22. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    LOL
     
  23. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    “The Government is committed to keeping children safe from harmful pornographic content online and that is exactly what we are doing,”

    Where are the parents???????????????????? and why does the government think this is their job?

    UK almost has the official title of the lamest place to live.

    They better start banning butter knives I heard you can cut people with those...
     
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  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Anyone that thinks they can prevent their kids from viewing any online content is either extremely naive or keeps their kid locked in a closet.
     
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  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

    Hey wait a minute here. I don't see anything wrong with spanking, as long as its done tastefully. ;)

    Remember, while spanking may sting a bit when it first happens, it leaves your behind feeling the warm glow of love and belonging afterward. :)
     

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