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Author Topic: Banning Internet Pron in Canada?  (Read 1803 times)


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Banning Internet Pron in Canada?
« on: July 28, 2013, 11:24 AM »
Well, they're at it again...


Why Canada Should Block Internet Pornography

On Tuesday, July 22, 2013, I applauded British Prime Minister David Cameron for his bold approach to work with Internet Service Providers to develop solutions to protect children, including an opt-out adult content filter. In this massive fight against child exploitation and the sexualisation of our children, every step we can take makes a difference.

From the outset, I have emphasized the need for a conversation amongst Canadians about how we can better protect youth from adult content online. We currently restrict and protect children from exposure to adult content everywhere but the internet. When ordering Cable TV, you have to 'opt-in' to receive adult channels. Why should the internet be any different?

And with the same lame "think of the children" argument.

I'm glad I don't beat my head against the wall every time I see something like this. I'd be dead.

The author even brings up slavery.  :-\

Canada's national anti-slavery advocacy group...


And then...

I look forward to working with parents, governments, ISPs, search engines and stakeholders about how we can increase the tools and choices available to protect children online from adult content.

Ummm... How about instead they spend the money (that they are planning to waste) on developing some GPL FLOSS software that people can choose to download and use?

Putting the burden on ISPs won't help anyone.

GPL software would be perfect, as it could help address other problems like this.

That problem wouldn't get solved immediately, but it would be a good first step.


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Re: Banning Internet Pron in Canada?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 12:51 PM »

Then you have kid's animated films with blatant ass shots:

Chicken Little:

And even worse is the Madagascar II trailer:


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Re: Banning Internet Pron in Canada?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 05:25 AM »
This probably deserves its own thread, but we'll stick it here:

Sleepwalking Into Censorship



What's clear here is that David Cameron wants people to sleepwalk into censorship. We know that people stick with defaults: this is part of the idea behind 'nudge theory' and 'choice architecture' that is popular with Cameron.

The implication is that filtering is good, or at least harmless, for anyone, whether adult or child. Of course, this is not true; there's not just the question of false positives for web users, but the affect on a network economy of excluding a proportion of a legitimate website's audience.

I really like the term they use - sleepwalking into censorship. It's quite apt and nicely describes the slippery slope that "save the children" invariably leads to.

The implications of all this should be obvious to everyone here, especially if they've ever read any posts by me or some of the other rabidly anti-censorship people here.

I found that article via this one, which is far less forgiving, and points out that this is nothing more than the totalitarian tip-toe once again.

Being the immoderate that I am, I'd flat out call this a cog in the machine of mind control.

Whether it's in the UK or Canada makes no difference - it's the same thing being rammed down people's throats. And most people won't know enough to unblock/uncensor their filters, so any talk about "it's voluntary" or "you have a choice" is just drivel. Out-out is not a choice you make - it is a choice that is made for you.