Next time you change your ISP…

… consider how you’d feel about them signing up to Cleanfeed, the “Great Firewall of Britain”, which prevents access to websites blacklisted by the Internet Watch Foundation. At present, six UK ISPs are filtering web content in this way… Virgin Media, Be Unlimited/O2/Telefonica, EasyNet/UK Online, PlusNet, Demon, and Opal.

Great Firewall of Britain (The Nock Blog)

Now, it hardly needs to be said that filtering of child pornography or abuse can only be a Very Good Thing. But it’s that old chestnut again… what is porn, and what is art? What is lascivious, and what is informative? Can an image stop being controversial, becoming instead an unemotional reminder of that controversy?

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