Wednesday, November 03, 2010

British Government plans Net censor service

Just having a "minister responsible for internet regulation" is pretty appalling
"The minister responsible for internet regulation is planning a new mediation service to encourage ISPs and websites to censor material in response to public complaints.

Ed Vaizey said internet users could use the service to ask for material that is "inaccurate" or infringes their privacy to be removed. It would offer a low cost alternative to court action, he suggested, and be modelled on Nominet's mediation service for domain disputes.

Vaizey, who is communications minister, revealed the plan yesterday. He said he will soon write to ISPs and major websites including Facebook and Google to discuss the initiative.

He conceded that industry is likely to resist any attempt at greater regulation, but he is keen to set up a system of "redress" for the public.



stinky said...

The Net would soon enough offer ways to route around the attempted control, much as blogs are now routing us around the MSM.

And some of the other ways - e.g. proxy servers, PGP, servers in another country etc - already exist.

Pandora's box, redux.

Anonymous said...

reich minister geobbels alive and well in englandstan.

Anonymous said...

"inaccurate"? Who is going to determine what is inaccurate? I know in politics there are many different versions of accurate, and while something may be completely truthful and accurate somebody opposed to that point of view will deem it inaccurate and I guess file a complaint, but then I guess we will see if the inaccurate truth is removed...

Anonymous said...

And as always, all it will take is one whining complainer to shut the whole internet down.


Anonymous said...

"How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an Anti-communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
-- Ronald Reagan