The internet is for (whatever you want).
By Jonathan Kerr on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
David Cameron’s recently founded crusade against pornography has unsettled a lot of people. The fact is that if you knew that every time you clicked the link that says “Yes, I am over 21” you were added to a government watchlist, odds are you’d stop watching. Leaving aside for a moment whether it would stop child abuse images (it won’t), one internet service provider has, well, provided.
In a statement on their website (link), ISP Arnolds & Andrews Ltd state:
“Active choice is not a choice
The government wants us to offer filtering as an option, so we offer an active choice when you sign up, you choose one of two options:-
- Unfiltered Internet access – no filtering of any content within the A&A network – you are responsible for any filtering in your own network, or
- Censored Internet access – restricted access to unpublished government mandated filter list (plus Daily Mail web site) – but still cannot guarantee kids don’t access porn.
If you choose censored you are advised: Sorry, for a censored internet you will have to pick a different ISP or move to North Korea. Our services are all unfiltered.”
In closing, and just to make sure you know who this is aimed at, they add:
“Is that a good enough active choice for you Mr Cameron?”
Whether you watch porn or not, I’m confident this ballsy (sorry) piece of PR is going to make headlines.