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Re: Network Level Content Blocking (UK)

  • From: Chris L. Morrow
  • Date: Thu Jun 07 11:54:03 2007

On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> The only thing that this 'content blocking' solves is that pops&moms who
> don't have any clue about the Internet at all will be deprived from some
> freedom, that the government can look into everything claiming that
> everything on the Internet is p0rn (which is not so far from the truth
> according to some :).

actually it keeps heat off the politicians that passed the law/dictate...
I suspect that what happened is the gov't folks involved got into a
situation where they couldn't say: "no" without also basically saying:
"long live icky content!" :(

> All the folks who really want to access icky pictures will do so any way
> by using something very simple called HTTPS or any other form of
> encrypted access and work arounds like VPN's, Tor, Open proxies and the
> myriad of other ways that are possible.

what's also 'nice' is that once the 'service' goes into effect the folks
trafficing in 'icky picts' will know when their content has been 'found'
so they can move it around to another location :( Making
prosecution/protection actually HARDER for the gov't folks involved :(
it's perverse, but it's mostly true :(