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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 08-Jun-13 14:56:20
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if isps block adult content by default


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this could actually prevent some from ever able to unblock it.

I noticed giffgaff block it by default, but to unblock they need very extreme Id, only passport or drivers license.

Obviously not every isp would necessarily follow this policy but seems possible.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 08-Jun-13 15:03:07
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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common to all mobile networks - opt-out available to over 18s only I think.

LOL at "extreme ID" - I think it's proof of age as much as anything.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 08-Jun-13 15:27:48
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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Not everyone has a passport or driving licence.


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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 08-Jun-13 15:40:57
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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just done some digging.

My main provider O2 (ironically giffgaff's owner) dont ask for ID, they accept the details given on signup is proof.

Orange dont require these documents.

I call it extreme because (a) its only for adult sites, its hardly asking for access to a bank vault.
(b) passport and drivers license are the most extreme id available, companies "only" accepting that and nothing else for minor thing is draconian. If fixed line isp's are ever required to add these blocks and then start only accepting these documents I think that will be very draconican.

I dont have either of these documents. I am in the process of getting a passport (to unlock my paypal card), but I am not happy about it, as its an extreme way to verify id/age.

Giffgaff actually claim ofcom require these documents, ofcom actually told me they dont require it and even said providers should not make it unreasonably hard to unlock adult content.

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Edited by Chrysalis (Sat 08-Jun-13 15:41:34)

Standard User ryant704
(member) Sat 08-Jun-13 18:32:40
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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That will be because you need to be 18+ to take out the contract, though still stupid.

Edited by ryant704 (Sat 08-Jun-13 18:32:58)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 09-Jun-13 11:14:25
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Not everyone has a passport or driving licence.


Best get one then if they want to get age related legally regulated services. A provisional driving licence is sufficient.

What would they do in a pub or shop if buying alcohol, for example.

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Standard User undecidedadrian
(member) Sun 09-Jun-13 12:29:16
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Re: if isps block adult content by default


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In reply to a post by yarwell:
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Not everyone has a passport or driving licence.


Best get one then if they want to get age related legally regulated services. A provisional driving licence is sufficient.

What would they do in a pub or shop if buying alcohol, for example.


I can't have a driving liscense as I am partially sighted and my latest passport cost over £80 with a caveat that if the embedded chip gets damaged or stops working you have to get another one,

So that isn't coming out of the safe unless it is needed rather than for just an age check.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 09-Jun-13 14:13:40
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simple choice - no passport, no porn smile Or no satisfactory proof of age at least.

To get a job now you need either a passport or

"The worker needs to show proof of their permission to work in the UK.
They need to show both:

an official letter or document from a government agency (eg HM Revenue & Customs, Department for Work and Pensions, or the Social Security Agency in Northern Ireland) showing their National Insurance number

full birth, adoption certificate or naturalisation certificate"

I've also been asked for a passport at a hospital A&E.

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 09-Jun-13 17:11:09
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But none of these stop people under the age of 18 buying alcohol or '[censored] foreigners' getting health care.

All it does is impose red tape and hinder responsible people who need help. It is designed to be a deterrent and make you give up (have you ever had the misfortune to sign-on lately?).

Take for example the ban on guns - you need a legal reason to own and use a gun to get a license. But bank robbers [sic] don't care and get a gun anyway by whatever means.

Utter nonsense.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 09-Jun-13 17:35:08
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But none of these stop people under the age of 18 buying alcohol
If people choose not to implement the system this is hardly surprising. For someone under 18 to buy alcohol in licensed premises requires fake ID, poor judgement of age by the staff or staff that simply don't check, shirley ?

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