Winnipeg MP Joy Smith wants Canada to copy David Cameron’s U.K. porn block

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Snuckles
Winnipeg MP Joy Smith wants Canada to copy David Cameron’s U.K. porn block

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An influential Tory backbencher who has the ear of Prime Minister Stephen Harper when it comes to child protection issues says she will push for Ottawa to follow what she called the “bold” crackdown on child pornography in the U.K. that would force Internet providers to install automatic safety filters for anyone surfing the web.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday that to fight the “horrendous crime” of child abuse images, he will ask U.K. Internet providers to install a “porn block” that would prevent web users from accessing all kinds of pornography, unless they specifically request not to have the filters set up on their computers.

Read it [url=http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/07/22/winnipeg_mp_joy_smith_wants....

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Great government approved spy ware.  If you don't accept it then you need to tell the government so they can watch you even closer with other spyware.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Isn't SoCon just a PC term for fascist?

A Tea Bag darling Republican in Virginia wants to revise and enforce sodomy laws (under the guise of 'protecting children')...I wonder how long it will take for some Tory cretin here in Canada to get wind of it and try to introduce it to Canada..It's not a big stretch since Trudeau scrapped sodomy laws here,I'm sure Conservative ideologues would support revising them simply because of that fact.

Helping the poor and the sick is a 'nanny state' to Cons...But they think it's just perfectly fine for government to be in our bedrooms,living rooms,computers and our bodies..Fucking hypocrites.

 

6079_Smith_W

Geez.... people having to fall back on the resources they had for millennia before the past 20 years. Never mind the question of whether there is any more substance to this than there is to flying cars. And this is hardly the first time this sort of tactic has been tried, over there or on this side of the Atlantic.

Until I see otherwise, I put this down as a summer recess news story. Though if I had to guess at an phantom instigator I'd say it also includes cable companies and copyright holders.

If one wants to consider this the thin edge of the wedge (and perhaps it is) then this art/research piece on the Iranian inernet is relevant:

http://this-is-maral.com/89030/777118/index/the-iranian-internet-an-info...

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And while DMCA takedowns aren't an invasion of privacy, they are probably a threat which is closer to us than the Iranian or Chinese firewalls:

http://www.webpronews.com/you-can-now-see-all-the-erroneous-dmca-takedow...

 

 

 

 

Snuckles

[url=http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/09/conservative-mp-radical-feminist... MP, radical feminist and evangelical Christian come together to block online porn in Canada[/url]

 

Naive statement of the day:

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Ms. Dines said the U.K. opt-in proposal is the best porn regulation model that exists at the moment, because “kids can’t get around it.”

cco

Cameron's internet filter goes far beyond porn -- and that was always the plan

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... people were appalled to discover that BT filters supported homophobia, with a category blocking, "sites where the main purpose is to provide information on subjects such as respect for a partner, abortion, gay and lesbian lifestyle, contraceptive, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy."

Stockholm

I wonder what the deal is with Joy Smith. The only time I ever hear from her its about sex. Either she's crusading against prostitution, or she wants higher age of consent laws, or she's going on about pronography online, or she's going on about the evils of sex education, or she goes on about being against same sex marriage or being against abortion. Its like unless a public policy issue contains the word "SEX" or has some sort of a sexual angle, its of no interest to her. 

I will let the amateur psychologists out there speculate...My grandmother had a friend many years ago who was a pathological neat freak who would obsessively wash everything 20 times a day and would clan the soles or her boyfriend's shoes with a rag every time he came to see her - she would then BOIL the rag in a cauldron of water for an hour afterwards...My grandmother asked a psychiatrist she knew what he thought and he saud "Obviously your friend sub-consciously feels she has something very DIRTY inside her and she compensates by being a fanatical germ-phobic neat freak". Could this explain Joy Smith? 

DaveW

just another Canadian for the Nordic model, she says : https://twitter.com/MPJoySmith

 

Stockholm

DaveW wrote:

just another Canadian for the Nordic model, she says : https://twitter.com/MPJoySmith

 

It would be nice is she became a proponent for ALL of the Nordic model and supported Swedish style universal child care!!!