Brits Ban Porn Without Age Verification

The British Government has been working on this for some time and it now looks to be British law. The reason that this is news is because the U.S. Government has also considered this move. Most everyone agrees that hardcore porn is too easily accessed by children, both intentionally and inadvertently. The story is from The Daily Star

 

websites to demand proof of age from Brits.

Sex acts deemed “non-conventional” have also been targeted by the proposed ban.

And now the bill has passed the Commons, getting an unopposed third reading.

BACKING THE BAN: Culture minister Matt Hancock, who admitted the bill wasn’t perfect “For those who really want to access porn there is a big challenge in stopping that”

Matt Hancock
The government has previously warned that adult sites not complying face a ban in the UK.

It’s a step that’s been widely criticised by free speech advocates, but some think it’s too lenient.

Ministers say the regime is “one of the most robust” in the world and is needed to protect kids from seeing porn online.

But it’s already emerged that it will not cover Twitter and the government admits it’s a “big challenge” if people are determined.

Culture minister Matt Hancock said: “There is a difference between websites that provide commercial pornography and platforms on which others can upload images.

“Getting this right among that second group is much harder than around the first group. And so what we are proposing to do is to deal with the large swathe of the problem.

“I appreciate that for those who really want to access porn online then if they are really intent on doing that then there is a big challenge in stopping that.”

t’s unclear what comes under “non-conventional” sex acts, but critics suggest it includes spanking, romping in public and female ejaculation.

But anything that wouldn’t be allowed on a commercially available DVD could no longer be made available online in the UK.

Labour said it welcomed many of the measures in the bill including the rules on age verification for porn sites.