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Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19992 posts
22nd Jul

I think that's ridiculous.
What happened to parental controls? Just set it on high restriction and porn will be blocked.
And if someone wants to watch violent porn, that's their business.

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
22nd Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" Ok I work in IT for the second largest ISP in the country and we've just won in the high court against ... [snip!] ... it. f**k what the Australian broadcasting corp wanted to make us do would actually put us in the red over $30 million a year."</blockquote>



It won't intervene with broadband prices in the UK.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
22nd Jul
Quoting baking my bun:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" Ok I work in IT for the second largest ISP in the ... [snip!] ... actually put us in the red over $30 million a year."</blockquote> It won't intervene with broadband prices in the UK."


broadband is broadband my friend ... or do you not know how it works?

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
22nd Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" broadband is broadband my friend ... or do you not know how it works?"</blockquote>




I'm only going by what I have read in British newspapers.

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
22nd Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" I think that's ridiculous. What happened to parental controls? Just set it on high restriction and porn will be blocked. And if someone wants to watch violent porn, that's their business."</blockquote>




It is to help stop computer literate children from being able to hide that they can switch the parental controls off and on when they fancy.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
22nd Jul
Quoting baking my bun:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" broadband is broadband my friend ... or do you not ... [snip!] ... friend ... or do you not know how it works?"</blockquote> I'm only going by what I have read in British newspapers."


ok so I'm wondering how the UK government ... which is far broker than the Australian one ... is going to pay for the millions of servers and databases (not to mention staff) that it will take to filter every kbps that goes through the ISP's? Seriously they wanted to have us monitor and stop any torrenting that went through our servers .... our accountants discovered that it would take 35,000 servers (or roughly a 7 story building) plus a team of up to 500 networking staff alone to filter for torrenting. We're talking an expense, including maintainence, of around $18 million a year. And we're talking about a customer base of less than 2 million. So how much would it cost for every ISP in the UK to filter every internet connection 24/7 for porn? Especially specific kinds of porn?



And you don't think that cost would eventually make it to the customer?

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
22nd Jul
Quoting baking my bun:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" I think that's ridiculous. What happened to parental ... [snip!] ... stop computer literate children from being able to hide that they can switch the parental controls off and on when they fancy."


then maybe their should be some degree of parental responsibility.

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
22nd Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" ok so I'm wondering how the UK government ... which is far broker than the Australian one ... is going ... [snip!] ... 24/7 for porn? Especially specific kinds of porn? And you don't think that cost would eventually make it to the customer?"</blockquote>




All I have read is that companies would have to set their adult material block to default and then customers would have to contact their server provider to opt in thus not inflicting a cost surcharge. If it were to cost British people extra money To watch porn I think it would be one of the only things that could cause anything like the French Revolution here, lol. Camern is a total asshat as it is but I do like the idea of having clean Internet. I'm not totally sure how our government will enforce this as porn web addresses can be changed a lot to dodge the ban. It's one of his new little ideas so we shall see where he goes with it. And one last note this man has put us Brits into such a bad way that I wouldn't be surprised if he started charging us with blood to even look at our fuckin facebook.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
22nd Jul
Quoting baking my bun:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" ok so I'm wondering how the UK government ... which ... [snip!] ... into such a bad way that I wouldn't be surprised if he started charging us with blood to even look at our fuckin facebook."


adult material block? Seriously ... there is no adult material block .. we don't have the ability to just switch shit on and off it has to be filtered and monitored. If it was that simple do you think pedofilic (sp?) images and torrenting would still be happening?

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
22nd Jul

I don't know about all anyone else but I have safe search for both bing and google so if I want to view pornographic images I have to turn safe search off. I have it on now and will make sure it is on before my kids ever get on the computer. I don't see why the government has to babysit for you when the options to not have it available are right there.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
22nd Jul

I like watching porn online. Why should my right to free online porn be take away from me, just because some people don't like to use parental controls?

Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
22nd Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" I like watching porn online. Why should my right to free online porn be take away from me, just because some people don't like to use parental controls?"</blockquote>




It won't be taken away.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
22nd Jul
Quoting T + H = My World:" sounds like more dictatorship to me, what happened to good old parental controls"


This!!!



I remember the good oledays where parents actually had to parent kids.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
22nd Jul

Bad idea. There are already controls to keep people from seeing what htey don't want to see. I think it's insane to say "I don't want to see it, so you should make things easier on ME, because I don't want to have to actually do anything to keep from seeing it." No. You don't get to inconvenience everyone else just because YOU choose not to see something.



Secondly, as far as "violent" porn, whats next? There are movies with rape scenes in them, shows with it, music with lyrics about it, and games that involve violence or rape. So, I mean, why is violent or "rape" porn the only thing to be targeted? What about b**m then? Some of that is pretty violent. I think that if any porn is found to actually be rape, then the person who MADE it and actually committed the crime should be punished, not a person who thought it was fake. I mean, most rape porn is obviously fake, at least "main stream" types. Why should a person be charged for watching what is basically a movie that contains no crime?



It's insane and it's just another step closer to censorship. Yes, right NOW it is saying you can just turn the filter off. However, when they start automatically censoring things, it's only a matter of time before people manage to keep that filter from being able to be turned off.



Slippery slope. I'd rather my kids be accidentally exposed to porn than I would like their rights to be taken away from them.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
22nd Jul

Bad idea, I hate the idea of the government controlling what they think is appropriate and inappropriate.



ETA: I do not mean child porn or actual sexual assaults or anything. There is rape porn (which I am not into, but both parties are consenting so I don't see the problem with).