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Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Stooo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:51 am

Subscribers to four of the UK's biggest internet service providers will have to "opt in" if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography.

The measures will be unveiled on Tuesday as David Cameron hosts No 10 meeting with the Mothers' Union, which earlier this year produced a raft of proposals to shield children from sexualised imagery.

The prime minister is expected to announce other moves in line with the Christian charity's review, such as restrictions on aggressive advertising campaigns and certain types of images on billboards.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/ ... -providers

So you have to ask to view porn when you open a new account? I can imagine the signup phone calls :ooer:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:59 am

fucking christians

isnt it ironic that the people who are against porn
are the very people you wouldnt wanna watch fuck in the first place
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Vicks » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:55 am

So when you sign up to a certain internet provider you have to tell them you intend to watch porn. Cant they just leave things as they are, they do enough meddling in folks life's as it is these do gooders :roll:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Fenella » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:12 pm

Are people ashamed of looking at porn then? :mrgreen:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Vicks » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:26 pm

Not sure Fen, but i can just see someone getting outraged if the provider asks them if they want to watch porn with their new account. How dare you ask me that etc etc :kinell:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Stooo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:30 pm

Fenella wrote:Are people ashamed of looking at porn then? :mrgreen:


I don't think that, that's the point. I can understand opting out of viewing adult content but opting to see it seems a little invasive.
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Trapper John » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:48 pm

Agreed, shouldn't it be 'opting out' for crying out loud, how much more pandering do this government wanna do to minorities.

Fair enough, if parents are worried about what their kids see, then block it, they already have options to do it, why do we need more?

I should imagine that there will be an awful lot of Dads about, who wish they'd remembered to switch the blockers back on after a few hours in the porn locker.
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Fenella » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Victoria wrote:Not sure Fen, but i can just see someone getting outraged if the provider asks them if they want to watch porn with their new account. How dare you ask me that etc etc :kinell:


Good point. :laughing:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Text » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:31 pm

Stooo wrote:
Fenella wrote:Are people ashamed of looking at porn then? :mrgreen:


I don't think that, that's the point. I can understand opting out of viewing adult content but opting to see it seems a little invasive.
You in yet, Stooo? :fire:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Stooo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:38 pm

Canary wrote:
Stooo wrote:
Fenella wrote:Are people ashamed of looking at porn then? :mrgreen:


I don't think that, that's the point. I can understand opting out of viewing adult content but opting to see it seems a little invasive.
You in yet, Stooo? :fire:


Not sayin' :snooty:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Net Nanny » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:03 pm

Stooo wrote:
Subscribers to four of the UK's biggest internet service providers will have to "opt in" if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography.

The measures will be unveiled on Tuesday as David Cameron hosts No 10 meeting with the Mothers' Union, which earlier this year produced a raft of proposals to shield children from sexualised imagery.

The prime minister is expected to announce other moves in line with the Christian charity's review, such as restrictions on aggressive advertising campaigns and certain types of images on billboards.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/ ... -providers

So you have to ask to view porn when you open a new account? I can imagine the signup phone calls :ooer:


I agree

if someone like chess are they into pawnography?
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Text » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:50 pm

Stooo wrote:
Canary wrote:
Stooo wrote:
Fenella wrote:Are people ashamed of looking at porn then? :mrgreen:


I don't think that, that's the point. I can understand opting out of viewing adult content but opting to see it seems a little invasive.
You in yet, Stooo? :fire:


Not sayin' :snooty:


Coy customer, are we?? I break coy men, routinely. You've nowhere to hide, mister. :wink: :pmsl:
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Ellie-Jane » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:16 pm

I saw this on the news this morning and I think people are missing the point.

The idea behind this is to prevent those underage from accessing inappropriate material. It is clear that many children have totally free access to the internet and their parents don't monitor them in any way. When signing up to an ISP you will have to specify if you wish to have unrestricted web access, so any parent who requests unrestricted access only has themselves to blame if thier child views explicit material online.

I really don't see why people have such a problem with it. Before the advent of the internet, anyone wishing to look at porn would have to walk into a shop and buy the material in a face to face situation. Now all you're going to have to do is state that you want unrestricted access, surely that isn't so bad.
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby Fenella » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:19 pm

Ellie-Jane wrote:I saw this on the news this morning and I think people are missing the point.

The idea behind this is to prevent those underage from accessing inappropriate material. It is clear that many children have totally free access to the internet and their parents don't monitor them in any way. When signing up to an ISP you will have to specify if you wish to have unrestricted web access, so any parent who requests unrestricted access only has themselves to blame if thier child views explicit material online.

I really don't see why people have such a problem with it. Before the advent of the internet, anyone wishing to look at porn would have to walk into a shop and buy the material in a face to face situation. Now all you're going to have to do is state that you want unrestricted access, surely that isn't so bad.


Another good point.
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Re: Porn Opt In For New Accounts

Postby KeithTas » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:58 pm

The main issue that I can see in all of this is not the opting in and out it is the definition of pornography. Where is the line and who gets to draw that line, does this include soft porn, will they close down The Sun's page 3 pictures. This is the real problem with any censorship, small minded fuckwits get to have some power, the next thing you know.......well we all know where it leads.

In the words of Basil Fawlty....that's exactly how Nazi Germany started.
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