<![CDATA[Yesterday, it was revealed that members of the Conservative Party are calling for all UK ISPs to block pornography unless specifically requested not to do so by a subscribing individual. According to articles by reputable sources including Mashable and Yahoo! News, members of British Parliament are planning to meet with UK internet service providers next month to discuss the notion of censoring UK internet subscriber?s connection in regards to pornographic material. To access such material, a subscriber would have to approach his/her ISP and specifically ask for access. Of course, the reason being cited for this country-wide censorship is children. As Conservative MP Claire Perry told the Sunday Times, "We are not coming at this from an anti-porn perspective. We just want to make sure our children aren?t stumbling across things we don?t want them to see." The questions on everyone?s lips are, ?Who is to decide what porn is what it is not?? and ?Wouldn?t it be more appropriate to allow parents to decide and control what their children can and cannot see?? Finally, ?Does the government really have a right to decide what a person can or cannot view via their computer? And, if they do, where does it stop?? British ISPs are not keen on the idea ? according to them it would be both expensive and extremely difficult to put such blocks into place. But the British Coalition is not to be deterred; they are still pressing for some sort of action.]]>
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