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News Friday 17th September...

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UK Internet
Politically defined free speech
How the Online Safety Bill lets politicians define free speech

News Tuesday 14th September...

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BBC
The Thin Blue Line
1990's police comedy is a little bit thinner after being cut for BBC iPlayer

 

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UK Censorship

Groucho Marx got it right when playing dictator Rufus T Firefly in Duck Soup. He clearly had Britain in mind

If any form of pleasure is exhibited,
Report to me and it will be prohibited.
I'll put my foot down. So shall it be!
This is the land of the free!

Freedoms are eroding rapidly in the UK. This section covers UK censorship news, particularly  where it is attributed to UK government, censors and politicians.


News Saturday 11th September...

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UK TV
Offsite Article: Dishing out cuts
ITV cuts to Goldeneye

News Thursday 9th September...

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Gov
Now we are all well trained to tick boxes without reading the consequences
UK Government seeks an easier commercial environment to exploit data, but at least seeks to reduce silly cookie consent nonsense

News Tuesday 7th September...

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ASA
Censorship is a mugs game
The advert censor is wound up by jokey coffee mugs with rude words
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UK Internet
Offsite Article: Government GitHub
How the draft Online Safety Bill would affect the development of Free/open source software. By Neil Brown

News Sunday 5th September...

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UK News
Roy Chubby Brown cancelled in Sheffield
By moralists whose belief system is based upon censorship, bullying and intolerance

News Sunday 5th September...

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UK Internet
Offsite Article: The War on Porn: Cancel Culture on Steroids
How the recent threat to OnlyFans falls in with a history of censorship and control by banks and payment providers. By Jerry Barnett

News Saturday 4th September...

Stephen Fry
UK Internet
Open Letter: The current version of the Online Safety Bill is not the answer
Individuals and LGBT organisations speak out against the Governments Online Safety Bill

News Thursday 2nd September...

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UK Internet
Comment: A push for age verification
A pithy summary abut the current parliamentary clamour for age verification for porn and social media
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ICO
Offsite Article: Britannia still rules the waves
Britain tamed Big Tech and nobody noticed. The Age Appropriate Design Code has caused huge global changes. Not that tech platforms want to admit it
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UK TV
Offsite Article: Naked Fury
The Moral Panic Over Naked Attraction's Cheeky Advertising

News Wednesday 1st September...

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Ofcom
It is a widely held view that Harry and Meghan are publicity seeking bullshitters
But Piers Morgan giving voice to these views caused a furore that had to be arbitrated by the high priests of 'right think' at Ofcom

News Monday 30th August...

Oliver Dowden
UK Internet
Making the UK internet the most censorial and red tape infested outside of China
The Government salivates over suffocating proposals for censoring internet TV, now that it can go even further than the red tape Dystopia called the EU

News Friday 27th August...

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ICO
Maybe more about data monetisation than data protection
The government nominates the new Information Commissioner
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UK Internet
Offsite Article: Verified as the age of self interest
Trade group for age verification companies s clearly campaigning for its own commercial interests but it does lay out the practical vagaries of ICO's Age Appropriate Design

News Tuesday 24th August...

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Gov
Withdrawing consent
UK government proposes to drop some of the ludicrous GDPR/Cookie laws introduced by the EU



 
 

 
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  UK Censorship History Pre Melon Farmers 
  The Legalisation of R18 Hardcore 1997 - 2000
  Government vs satellite sex to 2001
  Law, Obscenity & Censorship  Williams Report
  Broadcasting Standards Commission
  The Repeal of UK's Blasphemy Laws  
  D-Notices UK MoD press censorship
 Anime Porn :   2012 Now UK Internet
 ATVOD :   2015 Now Ofcom News
 Bollox Britain   2019 Now UK News
 Extreme Porn   2017 Now UK Internet
 IWF   2018 Now UK Internet
 Ofcom Internet
 
  2012 Now Ofcom News
 

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