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Fwd: [Member-discuss] UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 03:42:44 +0000
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To: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
FYI

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From: Jon Lawrence <xo@efa.org.au>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016, 8:57 AM
Subject: [Member-discuss] UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens
watch porn vids
To: <member-discuss@lists.efa.org.au>


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/05/age_verification/

*The government has proposed mandatory age verification measures on all
British pornographic websites, on pain of a whopping fine in cases of
non-compliance. *

*The 151-page **Digital Economy Bill (PDF)*
<http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2016-2017/0045/17045.pdf>*
was laid before Parliament today.*

*It states a requirement for age verification checks, although the
practical matter of verifying age is not expanded upon in detail.*

*While large parts of the bill are focused on age verification for video
content, its definition of “pornographic material” covers video, still
images and even sound-only recordings.*

[Note that one of the methods considered for age verification (and
thankfully not included in the final draft) was to use the electoral
roll...!]



*Jon Lawrence*
Executive Officer - Electronic Frontiers Australia, Inc.
Email: xo@efa.org.au | Phone: +61 (0)414 669 787
Web: efa.org.au <https://www.efa.org.au> | Twitter: @efa_oz
<https://twitter.com/efa_oz>



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