W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-credentials@w3.org > July 2016

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
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok0Uu6_Rc24VbhZJ8ryTkZRaNu=8HVJvSGVEyeXH6+qLOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>

---------- Forwarded message ---------
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>


*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)*
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

*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

member-discuss mailing list
Received on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 03:43:23 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:19:30 UTC