The debate over who is ultimately responsible for protecting children online continues to rage.
Last week, we reported on the latest developments in a story that we first covered back in October 2011
– that of a plan by the United Kingdom Government to force British web users
to ‘opt in’ to viewing adult content, by demanding that internet service providers introduce network-level filters that would block such content, unless customers specifically request that the content be made available to them.
That idea remains alive and well, and retains the full support of Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as many other Members of Parliament. But the ISPs aren’t at all happy about being burdened with the responsibility of curating content – and they’re not the only ones to oppose such moves.