Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Pornography sites face UK block under enhanced age controls.
Potentially restricting adult freedom of choice: many sites would simply block UK IP addresses (identifying web users as being in the UK) rather than run the risk of fines, or take on the cost of a separate monitoring and age verification system for this one market
Potential for government abuse: the legislation uses the terms pornography and adult content interchangably; as we've discussed with Baise Moi the term pornography is slippery enough, but adult content can be defined as widely as the government wishes.
Saturday, 12 November 2016
Friday, 4 November 2016
Greenslade has an interesting position: opposed to statutory intervention but argues that IPSO remains a regulator The Guardian should refuse to sign up to, for reasons he makes very clear...
Why I have opposed the Guardian being regulated by Ipso http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/nov/02/why-i-have-opposed-the-guardian-being-regulated-by-ipso?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger
Why I reject press regulation through the royal charter
Impress is here to stay. Let’s quit the barricades and think anew about press regulation
Press freedom danger if MPs vote in section 40 by the back door
MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog
Note there is no mention of IPSO in this story. The Muslim Council of Britain organised 50 civic organisations (including the biggest teachers union, the NUT) to co-sign a letter of protest over a Mail front page claiming foreign drivers were much more dangerous than UK drivers.
Not exactly a sign of public confidence in IPSO as a credible regulator.
Daily Mail draws criticism over front page story targeting foreign drivers http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/04/daily-mail-draws-criticism-over-front-page-story-targeting-foreign-drivers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger
In Brexit Britain, being a foreigner marks me out as evil