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8th July

China censors Internet in Hong Kong. From

5th July

Amazon is accused of censoring books about the coronavirus pandemic that are deemed 'wrong think'. From

4th July

Mount Rushmore: Trump denounces 'cancel culture' at 4 July event . From

2nd July

A few knobs have a whinge about Piers Morgan having a sip of beer at 6:30am. From

Music Piracy Ruling Could Have Large Impact on Adult Copyright Lawsuits. From

1st July

Why Reddit banned The Donald forum. From

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30th June

YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech. From

29th June

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UK Internet Censorship: Current status

The Digital Economy Act 2017 threatened to introduce strict age verification for internet porn access coupled with ISP blocking for websites that don't comply. However the legislation was fundamentally flawed by its voluntary approach to privacy and security. After a series of delays, the age verification section of the bill was put out of its misery in October 2019.

The censorship of internet porn will now be carried over into the Online Harms Bill which has wider ambitions on the censorship of the whole internet. This bill will be discussed during 2020. An interesting foible is that if the censorship rules are a bit tough for US internet giants then these may become a negotiating point in the upcoming trade talks with the US.

Prior to the Online Harms Bill will be consideration of the extension of EU VoD censorship under an updated AVMS directive. Ofcom had previously mirrored censorship arrangements as proposed for the Digital Economy Act but now may need to reconsider as age verification services will not be so readily available. Also there is the issue that any onerous censorship/age verification requirements would only apply to websites run from Britain so onerous rules may prove very unfair.

Meanwhile the Information Commissioner's Office has published wide ranging age verification requirements for most websites in the name of data protection for children, Eg Amazon shoppers may have to prove being 16+ before being allowed to hand over personal details to online checkouts. Since the draft, ICO downgraded 'age verification' to 'age assurance' suggesting that less rigorous age checking may be sufficient. ICO have probably created a difficulty for companies to earn a living, as the no data slurping requirement for kids may prove attractive to adults too. Users may prove a little reluctant to 'assure' their age.

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7th Jul
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5th Jul
Campaigners get their Rocks Off
Amazon Prime censors 4 episodes of 30 Rock over blackface
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3rd Jul
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard, cut by the BBFC, set for uncut US Blu-ray and DVD release on 28th July 2020
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Sky adds PC disclaimer to 16 movies in its Sky Movies line up
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1st Jul
Bad Habit
260,000 petitioners call for film to be banned over a female actor playing the role of Jesus

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8th Jul
More censorship
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A Letter on Justice and Open Debate
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7th Jul
Updated: Ticking privacy bomb
TikTok comes under scrutiny in Australia over revalations that the app snoops on users sending passwords and users' private data back to China
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6th Jul
So how will notorious censors respond to being censored themselves?
Ofcom censures Chinese propaganda channel for parading a Briton making a forced confession
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US social media companies respond to China taking control of Hong Kong by ending the hand over of data to the Hong Kong government, lest this is now a proxy for the Chinese government
Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong Paperback -- 6 Feb. 2020
Asia Pacific
5th Jul
Unfree Speech
Books vanish from Hong Kong book libraries in fear of new security law imposed by China

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7th Jul
'Let us work'
German sex workers protest that their industry has not been released from lockdown
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4th Jul
Offsite Article: Online censorship, censoring our sex
A review of US and UK laws setting out to censor sex oon the internet. By Kate Lister
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3rd Jul
In the lap of moralists
Norwich council decides to restrict strip pubs and lap dancing clubs to 4
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2nd Jul
Celebrity Porn
1.5 million people sign petition to ban porn videos featuring Mia Khalifa
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1st Jul
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30th Jun
Window cleansing
Amsterdam sex workers have to fight the authorities to get permission to return to work

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8th Jul
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7th Jul
Inferno Of Torture
1969 Japan crime horror thriller by Teruo Ishii just released on UK Blu-ray
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6th Jul
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5th Jul
Sukiyaki Western Django
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4th Jul
The Beast Must Die
1974 UK horror mystery by Paul Annett just released on UK Blu-ray

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8th Jul
Late Phases
2014 USA horror drama by Adrián García Bogliano set for UK Blu-ray release on 7th September 2020
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7th Jul
Mondo Balordo
1964 Italy documentary by Roberto Bianchi Montero and Albert T Viola set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 28th July 2020
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UK horror by Nicholas Winter set for UK DVD release on 31st August 2020
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The Deep
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In the Trap
2019 Italy horror thriller by Alessio Liguori set for UK DVD release on 21st September 2020

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