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UK Refreshes Stupid Porn Filter Law, Making It Fresher But No Less Stupid

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Oct 19, 2018 1:49 PM 6+ mon ago

UK Refreshes Stupid Porn Filter Law, Making It Fresher But No Less Stupid

Fri, Oct 19th 2018 10:49am -- Tim Cushing

The UK government is still polishing its porn filtering law. The latest updates to the law show there's been some effort put forth to make the law less stupid, but even these additions don't make the law (or its implementation) much better.

There are still threats of fines and other governmental pressure should sites fail to "voluntarily" adopt the measures recommended by the UK government when the law goes live next year. One noticeable change is that the responsibility of deciding what is or isn't porn will be placed in the hands of the UK's film classification board, the British Board of Film Classification. If it's anything like the MPAA, it won't necessarily know porn when it sees it, but it will know what it doesn't like and regulate along those lines.

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