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#1 2 years ago

Apparently, I read that the UK government plans to introduce more rules on pornography, some we already know about, such as the requirement for strict age verification, but now they're planning to ban most types of pornography that aren't what are considered "normal".

Now the wording of the bill is vague, simply referring to "non-conventional" porn being made illegal in the UK. There's no real indication of what that is, and could range from more extreme variations to perfectly acceptable fetishes, the point is nobody knows what this actually means as it stands.

This is intended to be enforced via banning sites from being accessed at the ISP level, much like The Pirate Bay and other sites of that nature. Easy to circumvent, hard to enforce, and will probably take down every porn tube site going due to the fact they will, no doubt, host at least one or two videos that break the rules of 'non-convention'.

I'm not sure what the government are up too here, but they seem quite intent on this difficult to enforce and inexplicably unpopular move. 


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#2 2 years ago

So you can have politicians that fuck pigs but not kinky porn?


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#3 2 years ago

So they will ban the David Cameron Simulator video game?


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#4 2 years ago

I saw someone on Reddit(of all places) explain the "logic" behind this. It starts by letting them ban "unconventional" types of porn. Things that are legal, but perhaps also things that aren't enjoyed by many. No one is gonna bat an eye or speak up, because they don't want to be weird.

Then it slowly becomes a blank cheque to just ban whatever they consider un-British, and soon you're only allowed videos of Boris Johnson humping a cardboard cut out of himself on the BBC Authorized Porn Channel.




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#5 2 years ago

This was about the children. Parents are so incompetent that they are wilfully handing over their responsibilities to the government, with the rest of us paying the price. People could really stand to think a great deal less about the children and focus on teaching them to think by themselves.


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#6 2 years ago

Would panzer porn count as unconventional? :(

The discription is simply too vague. There are various forms of rather odd sexual acts or fetishes which do not damange anyone or anything. Where to draw the line? Bondage? Sex machines? Actual (self) mutalation with mutual consent? Poo sex? Sexing objects? Getting nailed by a dog or pig? 

Why simply not ban any form of sex that damage any person or animal or if any party involved can not make a genuine choice about engaging into a sexual activity or not. If two people really love to piss all over eachother most of us would find that weird and disgusting but if people really like it... why stop them, they are doing no harm.  Animals... err... well I've come across some sick stuff. Those which might count as animal abuse and kinds that are not. If some Japanese lady likes to tuff her cunt with worms or insects... now that is rather disgusting but the only person or animal being hurt is the weird lady... and if it turns her on... just stay away from me.  And who knows what kind of very weird and sickening porn is out there that does bring harm to anyone.  I'm all for liberty and that people should do whatever they want aslong as they do not bring any harm or damage to anything or anybody around them and aslong as all involved in whatever you do are entirely content  with what they are doing. So, I wouldn't be a fan of banning odd but harmless activities of anykind including when it comes to sex. 




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#7 2 years ago

The extreme infeasibility and the malicious stupidity of what the government is proposing should be obvious to anyone who thinks about it for five seconds. There are roughly a zillion trillion pornographic websites that exist on the internet. There is also a galaxy of sites that are not specifically "for" porn but nevertheless host content that would certainly not be approved for public consumption by the BBFC, including large and relatively mainstream websites such as Tumblr and 4chan.

Even sites like YouTube and Facebook will accidentally host such content, due to it being uploaded by users, in spite of the fact that it is against their terms of service.  Do they really intend to either block, or force stringent age verification upon, every single one of these sites in existence? When they do block a site, do they imagine it is beyond the capabilities of the average 12-year-old to bypass any blocking method they can conceive of?

This is surely nothing more than the May government's technologically illiterate attempt to lay the foundations for a UK equivalent of the Great Firewall of China. There was no significant public outcry over internet porn prior to this move, unless Tory MPs and Daily Mail columnists are synonymous with the public. This solves no problem and pleases no constituency, but it does give them legal powers roughly equivalent to the (other) authoritarian shitholes of the world and that is the only fact you need to really pay attention to here.




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#8 2 years ago

Just goes to show the first world still has a lot of progress to make before we can really call ourselves the first world.  


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#9 2 years ago

Governments trying to become arbiters of public morality never goes well. It's a church law, and is liable to bring them into disrepute as surely as all this crap about drugs does.