Friday, October 11, 2013

UK requires ISP's to default to filtering adult content, a curious recollection of COPA in the US

Britain, with heavy pressure from the Prime Minister David Cameron, has been requiring ISP’s to turn on porn filtering or adult content filtering as a default option.  Parents have to deliberately turn it off if they want to watch adult material themselves.  This could obviously annoy people who do not have children.
The British independent newspaper reported it here July 22, 2013. 
The concept is interesting, because the effectiveness of filters was an important concept in the COPA trial in the United States (in Philadelphia) in the fall of 2006. 

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