Friday, 31 January 2014
Web site operators will have to apply to UK government to allow their web site to be seen by UK citizens
The BBC article on whitelisting sites to not be accidentally black listed is clearly making this one step closer to reality.
The next step, obviously, is that they realise that the existing porn blocking is simply not good enough as it will miss so many sites. But they have this whitelisting system in place - all they have to do is block everything except the whitelist, and problem solved.
This really need stamping on - it is simply getting silly.
The politicians clearly have no clue. They think porn blocks are even possible (without making "the Internet" in to a whitelist of web sites only), and they even think that a "nanny state" of default blocks is sensible.
We have people like Baroness Howe using A&A as an example for why we need legislation on this, not realising that we already meet her proposed measures. That makes us an example of not needing legislation as her worst example already complies, yet all of this with no evidence of any actual harm caused in the first place!
Do we really want access to information in this country to be government controlled and censored?
THIS IS NOT CHINA
THIS IS NOT NORTH KOREA
So please talk to your MP and tell them this nonsense must stop now.