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Porn block: UK porn website ban delayed – how the new proof of age laws will (eventually) work

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The company that owns Pornhub and YouPorn has developed a verification system called AgeID

 

 

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X-rated websites were set to be blocked on 15 July this year, but now the new laws have been delayed again.

 

It is still unknown how far the porn block implementation will be pushed back, with an administrative error causing an indefinite wait.

 

All internet providers will block x-rated websites when the new system comes into place, with users having to verify their age before they can proceed.

 

Users will be automatically blocked from using free sites such as PornHub and YouPorn, unless they can prove their age.

Age-appropriate content

This automatic block, introduced under the Digital Economy Act 2017, is being put in place in an attempt to prevent children from seeing inappropriate content.

 

The Act states that commercial providers of pornographic content should have age verification checks on their websites, in order to prevent children from viewing explicit images and videos.

Proof of age

The terms of the Digital Economy Act 2017 state that online commercial pornography services which can be accessed from the UK must use an age verification system.

 

Mindgeek, the company that owns Pornhub and YouPorn, has developed a system called AgeID.

 

James Clark, Director of Communications at AgeID, said: “First, a user can register an AgeID account using an email address and password, both of which are protected by a salted, one-way hash.

 

The user verifies their email address and then chooses an age verification option from our list of 3rd party providers, using options such as Mobile SMS, Credit Card, Passport, or Driving Licence.

 

The user then leaves AgeID and enters the details required to prove their age into the site of the third-party age verification provider. The third party will then pass back either a pass or fail to AgeID. Due to the intentional separation of AgeID and its providers, AgeID can neither see, nor store any of this age verification data.”

 

 “Once verified, users will be able to seamlessly browse between all AgeID protected sites and use multiple devices without the need for repeated verification. It is a one-time verification, with a simple single sign-on for future access. To clarify, if a user verifies on one AgeID protected site, they will not need to perform this verification again on any other site carrying AgeID.”

 

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Users will have to verify their age using a driver’s license, passport or credit card

 

This AgeID system will then allow users to be able to log into any porn sites that uses this AgeID system with their username and password.

Non-compliance

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the UK’s pornography regulator, states that pornographic websites which do the following will not be considered compliant with the new law:

 

  • relying solely on the user to confirm their age with no cross-checking of information – for example by using a ‘tick box’ system or requiring the user to only input their date of birth
  • using a general disclaimer, such as ‘anyone using this website will be deemed to be over 18′
  • accepting age-verification through the use of online payment methods which may not require a user to be over 18 – for example by asking for ownership confirmation of a debit card
  • checking against publicly available or otherwise easily known information, such as name, address and date of birth

 

Any porn site that fails to comply with the news rules will face a fine of up to £250,000, or a blanket block by UK internet service providers.

 

The BBFC will also be able to block porn websites if they fail to show that they are denying under-18s access to their sites.

 

A spokesperson from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said: “This is a world-leading step forward to protect our children from adult content which is currently far too easy to access online.
“The Government, and the BBFC as the regulator, have taken the time to get this right and we will announce a commencement date shortly.”
 

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DKT27

I used to consider the British relatively more open when compared to the rest.

 

This is highly unfair and counter productive if you ask me about it.

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steven36
3 hours ago, DKT27 said:

I used to consider the British relatively more open when compared to the rest.

They use to be  but every since 6 years ago and David Cameron  they been going down the tubes  they posted stuff  back before on Public TV on the BBC that would never be allowed here in the USA on on Public TV only that stuff  would be allowed on cable .  Now they don't even allow any of that anymore.

 

How David Cameron's clean web crusade created the porn block

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-block-analysis-good-clean-internet

 

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Planeterbe
On 7/16/2019 at 3:06 PM, Mach1 said:

 

My Wife said 404 Error We couldn’t find this page. :spank:

Now it should work :D

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