[ANSOL-geral] Fallout da legislação europeia aprovada ontem... EU rules UK's 'porn filters' are illegal

André Isidoro Fernandes Esteves aife netvisao.pt
Quinta-Feira, 29 de Outubro de 2015 - 18:31:57 WET

Será que se pode fazer alguma leitura nova sobre o novo sistema do IGAC 
á luz da directiva "neutralidade" da rede?


EU rules UK's 'porn filters' are illegal


The European Union has voted through legislation that will require all 
internet providers to treat online traffic “without discrimination” – 
effectively ending porn filters established by David Cameron.

The ruling, which has been greeted with dismay by anti-porn campaigners, 
will come into effect by the end of the year and is part of a broader 
move by the EU towards “net neutrality.”

It will require the removal of filters that prevent people from viewing 
online pornography, unless they have specifically “opted in.”

Part of the EU ruling designed to cut roaming charges across Europe, the 
legislation states internet firms must “treat all traffic equally, 
without discrimination, restriction or interference” regardless of the 
“content accessed or distributed”.

It also says online companies cannot block access to specific content, 
although exceptions are made for illegal websites.

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The legislation places the control back with the individual browser, 
giving them the right to “access and distribute information and content… 
via their internet access.”

The UK introduced adult content filters in July 2013. Internet users 
were required to “opt in” in order to view pornographic material or 
content showing gratuitous violence, otherwise such sites would be 
automatically blocked.

A Downing Street spokesperson insisted on Tuesday night “nothing would 

In a statement to the Daily Mail, the spokesperson claimed: “This means 
that if we need to we will bring in our own domestic law to retain the 
existing filtering systems the ISPs have put in place.”

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