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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018 - BBC

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A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement. But details as to how the scheme will work have yet to be finalised. Experts who advised ministers said the targeted date seemed "unrealistic". The act also sets out other new laws including punishing the use of bots to snatch up scores of concert tickets, and mandating the provision of subtitles on catch-up TV.

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The age-check requirement applies to any website or other online platform that provides pornography "on a commercial basis" to people in the UK. It allows a regulator to fine any business that refuses to comply and to ask third-party payment services to withdraw support. The watchdog will also be able to force internet providers to block access to non-compliant services. Ministers have suggested one of several ways this might work would be for pornographic sites to demand credit card details before providing any access, since in the UK consumers typically have to be over 18 to have a card of their own.

But the specifics are being left to the as-yet unappointed regulator to determine. While it has been proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will assume this role, a spokesman for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said the appointment would not be formalised until the autumn. "We are already working closely with DCMS to ensure the effective implementation of the act," a spokeswoman for the BBFC told the BBC, but added that it was too early to say more about what guidance it might issue.

'Premature date'

The measure has been welcomed by child protection charities including Childnet. "Protecting children from exposure, including accidental exposure, to adult content is incredibly important, given the effect it can have on young people," said its chief executive Will Gardner. "Steps like this help restrict access." Mindgeek, which operates several of the world's most popular porn sites, has also previously indicated support.

But two experts who advised the government on its plans have expressed reservations about both how quickly the scheme is being rolled out and its wider implications. "It seems to me to be a very premature date," commented Dr Victoria Nash, lead author of a report commissioned in the run-up to the law being drafted. "The idea you can get a regulatory body up and running in that timeframe seems extraordinary to me. "And while I don't have a problem with asking these companies to act responsibly, I don't see it as a solution to stopping minors seeing pornography." This, she explained, was because the act does not tackle the fact that services including Twitter and Tumblr contain hardcore pornography but will not be required to introduce age-checks. Nor, she added, would teens be prevented from sharing copied photos and clips among themselves. "It may make it harder for children to stumble across pornography, especially in the younger age range, but it will do nothing to stop determined teenagers," Dr Nash concluded.

One cyber-security expert on the same advisory panel was more critical. "The timeline is unrealistic - but beyond that, this is one of the worst proposals I have seen on digital strategy," said Dr Joss Wright from the Oxford Internet Institute.
"There are hundreds of thousands of websites where this material can be accessed and you are not going to catch all of those. "There's privacy issues - you're requiring people to effectively announce the fact they are looking at this material to the credit card authorities. "And there's serious security issues from requiring people to enter their credit card details into untrusted sites. "They may well say there will be other magical ways to do the age check, but I very much doubt they will be non-discriminatory [against adults without credit cards], transparent, privacy-preserving and secure for end-users."


 
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tl;dr from 2018 all porn sites accessible in the UK will require proper age verification by law. The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site before you are given access to their content. Sites that don't implement these porn blocks can be banned from the UK by ISPs under the obligation of a watchdog, but the practical details are not yet clear.


 
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I don`t think those bans will be implemented effectively, also I don`t think that they will be effective at blocking people, who know more or less how to google "how to bypass ISP block to [insert your favorite porn site here]" at least.


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Just more nonsense from everyone's favorite nanny state...

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It`s not their original idea, FCC tried to cancel net neutrality not a long time ago.


 
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Just more nonsense from everyone's favorite nanny state...

Y'all dudes really gotta clean out your government sometime.
It`s not their original idea, FCC tried to cancel net neutrality not a long time ago.
there's a difference there.

One is corperate shilling and gutting regulations. The other is the "won't anybody think of teh childrins" applied to a want of government over regulation. Today it's this, tomorow you have government issued porn licenses like they have tv licenses.


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First they take your guns. Then they take your porn. Poor UKers.


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Just more nonsense from everyone's favorite nanny state...

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It`s not their original idea, FCC tried to cancel net neutrality not a long time ago.
there's a difference there.

One is corperate shilling and gutting regulations. The other is the "won't anybody think of teh childrins" applied to a want of government over regulation. Today it's this, tomorow you have government issued porn licenses like they have tv licenses.
I agree that there's a difference there, but in the core idea is pretty much same. The thing which bothers me though is how they define porn site/content from non-porn site/content. Also who or what will be tracking down porn sites. Also credit card confirmation? Isn`t it just opens a new can of worms?


 
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Just more nonsense from everyone's favorite nanny state...

Y'all dudes really gotta clean out your government sometime.
It`s not their original idea, FCC tried to cancel net neutrality not a long time ago.
This is a different issue from net neutrality, although that is probably going to pop back up soon. Currently, net neutrality is mandated by EU law and therefore formally in place in the UK as well. Whether this stays the same post Brexit however remains to be seen.


 
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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which has bait and switch ads. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.

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So the UK government expects people to just give random porn sites their credit card details? Yeah that sounds safe.


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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which have bait and switch ads. Do to those types of ads I think it's a bad idea to have your information like that on. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.
It is an ISP block, so you will provide your credit card info only to your ISP. So, for example, you trying to access the age restricted site, your provider pops up the page "You are trying to access age restricted site" with field where you are entering your credit card number, then ISP checks if your credit card number is in bank database. If it is there, you'll be then redirected to the page you need, otherwise it pops up an error.


 
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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which have bait and switch ads. Do to those types of ads I think it's a bad idea to have your information like that on. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.
It is an ISP block, so you will provide your credit card info only to your ISP. So, for example, you trying to access the age restricted site, your provider pops up the page "You are trying to access age restricted site" with field where you are entering your credit card number, then ISP checks if your credit card number is in bank database. If it is there, you'll be then redirected to the page you need, otherwise it pops up an error.
I don't think that's true at all. Details are currently not yet final, but it's the sites themselves that require the verification.


 
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So the UK government expects people to just give random porn sites their credit card details? Yeah that sounds safe.
Not final yet, but it's probably the most realistic option.


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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which have bait and switch ads. Do to those types of ads I think it's a bad idea to have your information like that on. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.
It is an ISP block, so you will provide your credit card info only to your ISP. So, for example, you trying to access the age restricted site, your provider pops up the page "You are trying to access age restricted site" with field where you are entering your credit card number, then ISP checks if your credit card number is in bank database. If it is there, you'll be then redirected to the page you need, otherwise it pops up an error.
I don't think that's true at all. Details are currently not yet final, but it's the sites themselves that require the verification.
I don't think that it will be carried by sites themselves, at least it shouldn't, because it is hard to make every site who hosts something age restricted implement block, plus owners of sites will probably be against such kind of block, plus in this case sites will really have access to your credit card info, which is dumb.


 
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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which have bait and switch ads. Do to those types of ads I think it's a bad idea to have your information like that on. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.
It is an ISP block, so you will provide your credit card info only to your ISP. So, for example, you trying to access the age restricted site, your provider pops up the page "You are trying to access age restricted site" with field where you are entering your credit card number, then ISP checks if your credit card number is in bank database. If it is there, you'll be then redirected to the page you need, otherwise it pops up an error.
I don't think that's true at all. Details are currently not yet final, but it's the sites themselves that require the verification.
I don't think that it will be carried by sites themselves, at least it shouldn't, because it is hard to make every site who hosts something age restricted implement block, plus owners of sites will probably be against such kind of block, plus in this case sites will really have access to your credit card info, which is dumb.
"The age-check requirement applies to any website or other online platform that provides pornography "on a commercial basis" to people in the UK. It allows a regulator to fine any business that refuses to comply and to ask third-party payment services to withdraw support. The watchdog will also be able to force internet providers to block access to non-compliant services."

Basically, commercial porn sites must have proper age verification tools for anyone trying to connect from the UK. If they don't, they can first be fined and then blocked completely in the UK by British ISPs. So it's not the ISPs who will verify the identity.

Highly flawed law.


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The most likely solution is that you will need to verify your age and identity by giving out credit card details to the site
For Pornhub there are times when I click on a video I get spammed with those fake game bait and switch links. I'm not saying Pornhub is a dangerous site to have your credit card info on, but I wouldn't trust any site which have bait and switch ads. Do to those types of ads I think it's a bad idea to have your information like that on. The UK government should just leave it to the "check the box" for your age rather than forcing people to post their information on a site which could be a trap.
It is an ISP block, so you will provide your credit card info only to your ISP. So, for example, you trying to access the age restricted site, your provider pops up the page "You are trying to access age restricted site" with field where you are entering your credit card number, then ISP checks if your credit card number is in bank database. If it is there, you'll be then redirected to the page you need, otherwise it pops up an error.
I don't think that's true at all. Details are currently not yet final, but it's the sites themselves that require the verification.
I don't think that it will be carried by sites themselves, at least it shouldn't, because it is hard to make every site who hosts something age restricted implement block, plus owners of sites will probably be against such kind of block, plus in this case sites will really have access to your credit card info, which is dumb.
"The age-check requirement applies to any website or other online platform that provides pornography "on a commercial basis" to people in the UK. It allows a regulator to fine any business that refuses to comply and to ask third-party payment services to withdraw support. The watchdog will also be able to force internet providers to block access to non-compliant services."

Basically, commercial porn sites must have proper age verification tools for anyone trying to connect from the UK. If they don't, they can first be fined and then blocked completely in the UK by British ISPs. So it's not the ISPs who will verify the identity.

Highly flawed law.
Oh, I see. It's really dumb and it tells me a few more things about the situation.


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Could one reason for the UK's insane gun restrictions be due to the government not wanting the people to have a good chance of a successful rebellion? The reason why I'm asking this is because the UK's government seems to be a bunch of power hungry assholes. Some guy got arrested for posting a YouTube video of his Hitler supporting dog and now, all but the banning of porn seems to be like a move carried out by a group of people who want the country to live by their own twisted views. Today it's porn, tomorrow R rated movies will be banned and who knows what insane restriction is going to happen next.   


 
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Could one reason for the UK's insane gun restrictions be due to the government not wanting the people to have a good chance of a successful rebellion?
Doubtful. They're caused by the lack of gun culture in most of Europe as well as pretty massive public support of stricter gun control laws.


 
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Some phone operators (O2) I think has a block already. When using a data connection, it wont let you connect unless you go to their store with an ID to prove you are an adult.


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