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[URGENT] TO ALL UK MEMBERS

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Postby Miles » February 24th, 2018, 12:54 am

Hello,

If you are not currently resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland you can disregard this post.

I was linked to this today http://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-blo ... cation-law
Whilst the headline is a bit clickbaity the UK government has implemented a law called the "Digital Economy Act".
One of the things in said law is the blocking of anything that the government deems "adult" with no oversight, checks or balances.
They are attacking porn first so they can get the infrastructure for a nationwide censored and tracked internet in place with little opposition, by claiming it's to "Protect the Children".

Read the article in full, read it again, and then read it again. It's utter insanity, and will be used to put a China style firewall in place at some point.

So I urge all UK users of this site, go to https://www.theyworkforyou.com , find out who your MP is, and write to them about how horrendous this law is.
Do not make it about the porn, do not make it about us (I don't want attention drawn to this site), make it about the fact that they are building a system for censoring the internet and tracking those that want to view outside it.

The more voices the better!

Thank you for your time,
We now return to our regularly scheduled, non political, content.

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Re: [URGENT] TO ALL UK MEMBERS

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Postby Dead2112man » February 25th, 2018, 2:59 am

While not in U.K. I really hope that guys can stop this, because your right, this thing is crazy
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Postby Kelstar159 » February 26th, 2018, 12:24 am

Sweet jebus. damn i just. I hope you Brits can resolve this.
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Postby bot » March 4th, 2018, 7:59 pm

not this !@#$ again. good luck to all against this the worlds gone wacky america has fosta to deal with ireland has repeal repeal the 8th going on and google is being google. wow... worlds been busy
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Postby willbob91 » March 5th, 2018, 5:35 pm

as someone from England, they've been proposing this crap for years, on a scale of one to ten, i'd give it a rating of "never going to happen".
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Re: [URGENT] TO ALL UK MEMBERS

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Postby the dingster » March 5th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Miles wrote:Hello,

If you are not currently resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland you can disregard this post.

I was linked to this today http://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-blo ... cation-law
Whilst the headline is a bit clickbaity the UK government has implemented a law called the "Digital Economy Act".
One of the things in said law is the blocking of anything that the government deems "adult" with no oversight, checks or balances.
They are attacking porn first so they can get the infrastructure for a nationwide censored and tracked internet in place with little opposition, by claiming it's to "Protect the Children".

Read the article in full, read it again, and then read it again. It's utter insanity, and will be used to put a China style firewall in place at some point.

So I urge all UK users of this site, go to https://www.theyworkforyou.com , find out who your MP is, and write to them about how horrendous this law is.
Do not make it about the porn, do not make it about us (I don't want attention drawn to this site), make it about the fact that they are building a system for censoring the internet and tracking those that want to view outside it.

The more voices the better!

Thank you for your time,
We now return to our regularly scheduled, non political, content.

Miles


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could a proxy server work? not that obsessed with porn, just don't like the idea of being in a massive database.
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Re: [URGENT] TO ALL UK MEMBERS

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Postby Miles » March 5th, 2018, 7:35 pm

the dingster wrote:could a proxy server work? not that obsessed with porn, just don't like the idea of being in a massive database.


Client side it will be trivial to bypass, but that's not really the point :(
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Postby YohSL » March 10th, 2018, 12:42 am

I don't see how they could possibly enforce this.
It reeks of the kind of decision made by people who don't understand how the internet works, or human nature. They just want to censor the internet, it doesn't have anything to do with actual children, they are only a prop.
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Postby Miles » March 12th, 2018, 12:19 pm

https://twitter.com/OpenRightsGroup/sta ... 9490907136

Their plans have been suspended. This is likely only temporary, but it's still stopped. No age gates will be implemented in April.
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Postby snowshadow » March 14th, 2018, 7:17 am

If they implemented this, Britain would have become inhabitable.
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