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|Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:24 pm Post subject: Do it for the children!
|Someone's grandmother has fired the next salvo of trying to censor the internet 'for the children'.
Emphasis my own
A bid to block children's access to hardcore pornography on the internet or through mobile phones has been launched in the Lords.
The Online Safety Bill requires internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators (MPOs) to provide services free of pornography. Adults over the age of 18 would be able to opt in if they wanted to access such material.
Opening debate on her Bill, independent crossbencher Baroness Howe of Idlicote denied it was a move towards censorship, insisting children needed protection from harmful pornography. She said the development of the internet was "one of the big success stories" of her lifetime but that it also posed "significant child protection" risks.
Think of the children is used far too much that it now instantly rings alarm bells.
Denmark has been here ( article is originally in Danish so the English translation is here )
Original (Danish) version is here http://www.version2.dk/artikel/samlet-it-branche-i-skarp-protest-mod-dansk-internetcensur-19370
I tell you what, 'for the children' no religious person may be within 1 mile of a child until they are of the age of 21 and capable of delivering a good swift kick to the nuts of the rampant paedophiles that might be in their ranks.
It's for the children you understand....
I can see the child's response now
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking to spoil my curious nature, I can tell you my responsible adult parents do that. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a child's drive to understand the world around us. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop with the censorship now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for ways around it, I will not pursue workarounds. But if you don't, I will look for ways round it, I will find out all about DNS queries, and I will make a mockery of you.
I should update my sig. What to put here for $CurrentYear ?