World Leader Anti-Pornography

British Prime Minister David Cameron

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a plan on July 22, 2013 aimed at curbing Internet pornography in the UK. Cameron’s plan requires every internet user in the country to say whether they want to have access to pornography and creates a joint British and American “task force” to take on obscene websites, which Cameron said are *“corroding childhood.”

Google and other search engines also will be required to create a “black list” of the most depraved and illegal terms used to find porn sites.  The new policies also include measures to stop children from accidentally finding explicit, although legal, pornographic images in public spaces.

*Cameron warned that “the Internet is putting the innocence of our children at risk. The Internet has an impact: on the children who view things that harm them, on the vile images of abuse that pollute minds and cause crime, on the very values that underpin our society…I feel profoundly as a politician and as a father, that the time for action has come.”

 

*Edited from foxnews.com http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/07/22/british-prime-minister-announces-strict-anti-porn-policy-in-uk/

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2 Responses to World Leader Anti-Pornography

  1. I think the pornography issue is certainly worth discussing and it’s quite reasonable for the public to have some kind of say in how it should be dealt with. Librarians have no special insight that trumps the public’s on this issue.

    But there are other library issues that would benefit by public discussion. Why don’t you consider covering ALL aspects of the Berkeley Public Library. I’m sure there are lots of people with lots of different concerns who would be interested in participating.

    Some possible issues include hours of operation, special events, privacy issues related to borrowing records, dealing with the homeless, etc.

    I, for one, am a little concerned that every time I have to deal with a librarian they pull up my record and can see where I live. There is no need for them to have access to this information. A few of the librarians are sort of sketchy characters and I have no desire for them to be able to see where I live.

  2. I am concentrating on this problem because it is major and continues to happen. You should definitely address your concerns to the Berkeley City Council during the “Public Comment” section. The more people that speak out on heartfelt issues, the better.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet’s online publication has been commenting quite a bit lately on the Library’s attitude and problems in its operation. You should definitely post you concerns there.

    Thank you,
    Thomas

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