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Should Canada follow the UK’s lead on filtering Internet porn?


 


 
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Should Canada follow the UK’s lead on filtering Internet porn?

  1. No.
    Now that Toews is gone, I don’t want some other slack-jawed neo-con knuckledragger trying to peek up my Internet skirt.

  2. Porn would have to be defined – think about it for a sec – wow, what a
    mares nest! There are probably many legitimate reasons for accessing this
    material, but this would stigmatize those who want to opt in. Further, this
    creates a data base of those who do access it. When did this ever work out
    well?

  3. The government has already taken more control over our lives than they ever had either a mandate or any right to do. If we allow them to “filter the internet” even more than they already do, with 90% of Canadian internet traffic already “sifted through without our knowledge or consent” by the US government…we might just as well just consider Canada “a bigger state” and watch the fascism grow that much faster.

  4. This is a straight up censorship issue. There are no grey areas. Either we are a free country or not. I am amazed that it passed in Britain.

  5. shame on everyone who voted YES, you incapable or LAZY of doing it your self and want the government to take over YOUR responsibilities… SHAME ON YOU !

    • Here here! Even Hitler’s enemies read Mein Kampf to get a better idea of who they are fighting. Only lies need censorship to succeed.

  6. No censorship!

  7. What, and go back to sticky magazines? No way. These people are wound too tight. Go relieve yourselves.

  8. Porn is one of those issues that many in society would rather no one supported so it is an easy way to get inside our privacy with support from those that are not thinking clearly about the consequences of starting down that slippery slope to censorship. Do not allow that to happen. People need to start taking personal responsibility for what their children are doing and watching. That has always been the case. It certainly works in the other direction when schools or other parts of society try telling your kids something you don’t want them to hear. You’re all over it so, do that with you kids at home please.

  9. If we want we can get a warrant and hack the IP addresses of those who make child pornography, snuff films and non-acting rape videos, animal experimentation videos and other sick things. Trying to bypass warrants or free speech or things that are exclusively by, with, for and of consenting adults is NOT to protect us, its to enslave us.

    If the British Conservatives are not thrown out of office by angry brits who can no longer jerk off without the government knowing about it, or hacking government walls, I will be VERY surprised.

  10. 39% Yes? My opinion of Canadians continues to fall. Is this mostly women that see porn as ‘competition’? Makes you wonder what is going on when Feminists and Christians agree on something.

    • When I voted ‘no’ a couple of days ago, the numbers were about 24% yes, 70% no. In the meantime the 24 has become 39. That’s what often happens in an online vote, and in letters to an editor: the PMO (or perhaps simply the CPC) sends in their troops to write, write, write and try and make us believe that there’s more support for the government positions than there really is. Welcome 1984 (again and again)..

  11. Nothing stays behind closed doors. Viewing porn creates attitudes of domination over women. Go out in ANY public or private place and see the knuckle dragging behaviour. Porn is being feed to humans on a daily basis. Grow up with a philandering pervert and you will see an attitude that not only disgust but ruins family’s. But isn’t this what the controlling media (government) wants. Try living in a house that has suffered three generations of rape at the hands of society’s protector’s. Nothing speaks more of domination than a pig with a stick.

  12. Don’t understand the commotion over trying to make the internet a safer place for kids. Is it an argument that children should have access to see anything an adult can? If you’re OK with pornography what’s wrong with making it a bit more difficult to access? Is it going to be too inconvenient for you? Are you OK with snuff sites too? Are we just drawing the lines in different places then? Maybe that’s the conversation we should be having then..

    • I believe the argument is that the government shouldn’t waste its time and resources trying to protect my kids when I’m perfectly capable of doing so, and especially shouldn’t do that by limiting my freedoms.

      And the lines we’re drawing aren’t arbitrary at all. The thing about snuff is that it’s illegal. Porn isn’t. And if you don’t understand that, I think you’re the one with a problem.

      • So if I understand correctly the argument is… the government should protect our individual right to view pornography “as easily as possible” before it worries about protecting our kids. I think I got it now.

        Good luck to Canadian parents protecting kids from pornography on the internet. You’re going to need it… That is if you think it’s inappropriate for children to view in the first place. It is legal after all so it comes down to individual taste I guess.

        A follow up question would be “If it’s completely appropriate to view pornography what could be the problem with registering on a site so you can view it?”

        Congratulations to all those who will be saved the extra step of having to click twice instead of once. The next generation of Canadians will surely be the better for it?

        • Congratulations on demonstrating that you have absolutely no clue on how computers or the Internet works.

          The only way for the government to control internet porn would be to invest in significant technological measures which it would then have to demand that every ISP in the country implement. How much tax money do you think it’s worth for the government to run around checking to make sure ISP’s have followed up? How many man hours of police time which could be devoted instead to tracking real internet crime are worth it so that you don’t have to pay attention to your kid?

          • That’s funny because I’m pretty sure our children (not single kid) are monitored more closely than almost any other kids their age. We also aren’t afraid to talk about what’s appropriate (in our humble opinions).

            I wonder if I was the most intelligent person in the world, would I be able to restrict what my children see on the internet? At home? Maybe. At school? Probably. At their friends’? Probably not. On the multiple mobile devices they come into contact with daily? Nope.

            I applaud the UK for taking a stand for their children and against the degradation of women. I don’t think grand tasks should be avoided because they’re going to be difficult (even nearly impossible) to complete. I think the effort might be worth the investment… time will tell.

            As for my ignorance about how the internet works… I understand “significant technological measures” are already in place in some jurisdictions. The fact they haven’t yet impeded on our internet freedoms in this jurisdiction does not mean they do not potentially already exist.

            In the end, whether we’re talking about pornography or our rights on the internet, I think this comes down to a discussion about our definitions of freedom.

        • the government should protect our individual right to view pornography ‘as easily as possible’ before it worries about protecting our kids

          They’re not “OUR” kids. The point is more that the government shouldn’t be interfering with what I can and cannot access on the internet in order to co-opt me into participating in the protection of other people’s kids. Those kids’ PARENTS are responsible for protecting their kids. Why drag me in to it for no good reason other than it’s more convenient to censor EVERYONE’s internet connection than it is for parents to take responsibility for auditing their own kid’s access.

          If it’s completely appropriate to view pornography what could be the problem with registering on a site so you can view it?

          By that logic, why shouldn’t we be legally mandated to register with the book store before we buy books on a certain topic? Want to buy fatty foods? What’s wrong with having to register with your grocery store first?

  13. Canada should stop following other countries like a lost little lamb and make up it own mind on issues. We are not the U.K. not the are we the U.S. even though many wish we were. Try to find some dignity somewhere.

  14. This isn’t about censoring porn. It’s about censoring the internet. Porn isn’t the only thing that’s being blocked. Everyone is focused on the children. That’s exactly what they want too… Wake up!!!

  15. Censor porn today, censor you tomorrow. The just want to get the foot in the door and censor politics, opinions later.

    Best not to open up censorship at all. Just say no way.

    Besides, it will not work. It has been tried in schools and even kids can trivially bypass it. But it can cost us a lot to attempt the stupid statism ideas.

    Maybe people should question how free and how democratic we really are.

    I do not see one option on my rigged ballot for less government and less taxes.

  16. Ya, income tax was only supposed to tax the 4%er rich. It was all a bold faced lie to get income tax started as now 96% or more of full time workers pay tax even if below the poverty line.

    This is the same deal, kick the door in with porn then block news, foreign nations responses to our corrupt politicians….maybe even block traffic to countries. Or block sites showing how US bombs kill kids.

    We are not as free as we think.

  17. What’s port for some is entertainment for others. Have any of these nay sayers ever been to Euope and seen topless women in TV commercials? Prostitues working openly in well identified places? Time to grow up. Child porn, on the other hand is for sick individuals and should be contained as best we can!

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