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Digital Economy Bill - Petition against UK Internet censorship

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The below link is a petition against internet censorship that the govenrment is planning on bringing in. Worth a read and perhaps a signature:

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Parliament has voted to create a new national censor, that can block websites without a court order. The government wants it to censor adult websites that don’t offer “age verification”—and censor “non-conventional” content on those sites that do.

The Digital Economy Bill now has powers to force Internet Service Providers to block erotica and pornography websites that don’t verify the age of their users. It can also tell those sites what kind of material is acceptable—it says it will censor “non-conventional pornography”.

This equates to censorship of legal content - potentially affecting tens of thousands of websites and millions of people.

The government now want to block Twitter accounts belonging to non-compliant websites—while other pornographic Twitter accounts will reman unblocked.

The censorship policy is meant to enforce the use of "age verification” technology, as a punlishment. Most websites won’t add these technological age checks, or will choose to use simple but bad methods.

Age verification could itself lead to widespread credit card fraud, if publishers ask people to share their card details just to access random websites. Collection of porn browsing information would create risks of Ashley Maddison style data leaks. There are no privacy safeguards in the Bill.

Once censorship is in place, politicians will think of plenty more things they can ban. We have heard discussions around this bill asking why more material is not being censored to make the Internet safe for families.

Blocking websites is a disproportionate, technical response to a complex, social issue. The UK’s children need education, not censorship, to keep them safe.

 

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/digital-economy-bill-hub/stop-uk-censorship-of-legal-content

 

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The Government does not understand how the Internet works. They still rely on big bakelite telephones with bells.:o

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46 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

The below link is a petition against internet censorship that the govenrment is planning on bringing in. Worth a read and perhaps a signature:

 

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/digital-economy-bill-hub/stop-uk-censorship-of-legal-content

 

Would have been incompatible with the Human Rights Act (our own Parliamentary legislation) with recourse to the ECJ (as a court of last resort) to stop the gov censoring websites nor monitoring what we access

Still - so long as we've "taken back control" <_<

 

 

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25 minutes ago, MrPin said:

The Government does not understand how the Internet works. They still rely on big bakelite telephones with bells.:o

Nor do they understand that people, especially the young ones, will just go via a VPN type service to get what they want anyway.

Did the great firewall of China succeed?

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40 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

The below link is a petition against internet censorship that the govenrment is planning on bringing in. Worth a read and perhaps a signature:

 

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/digital-economy-bill-hub/stop-uk-censorship-of-legal-content

 

Seems to me that it's the government's cheapest response. 

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6 hours ago, knock out johnny said:

Would have been incompatible with the Human Rights Act (our own Parliamentary legislation) with recourse to the ECJ (as a court of last resort) to stop the gov censoring websites nor monitoring what we access

Still - so long as we've "taken back control" <_<

 

 

Not sure if serious or ironic... but just in case, ECJ and HRA still valid here.  

Shariza May the closet remainer has always been the most vocal about getting rid of the HRA. 

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31 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Not sure if serious or ironic... but just in case, ECJ and HRA still valid here.  

Shariza May the closet remainer has always been the most vocal about getting rid of the HRA. 

And the European Convention on Human Rights is under the European Court of Human Rights, which is entirely different from the EU ECJ. When we we leave the EU, the UK will remain a signatory to the ECHR.

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It is continuing apace with Reddit actually removing the Alt-Right forums / threads from their site, a kind of digital version of "no-platforming" 

Won't be long until all contraian views are forced onto TOR etc 

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Last month Australia 'banned' the pirate bay & a few other torrent sites - pron hub still going. I'll be getting a vpn as soon as I'm back from holiday.

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12 hours ago, happy_renting said:

And the European Convention on Human Rights is under the European Court of Human Rights, which is entirely different from the EU ECJ. When we we leave the EU, the UK will remain a signatory to the ECHR.

Won't make any difference whatsoever to the average bloke in the street.

You need big money to take your case to these "Supreme" bodies.

And the kind of lawyers that only the likes of Elton John and the McCanns can afford...

;)

 

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