It’s been a busy week for me, following the (totally unsurprising) announcement that the BBFC will be getting the power to block websites that breach its own rules. Or to put it another way, a private organisation is going to be writing its own law and applying its own punishments without oversight from Parliament or the courts.
Below are some press links from the Guardian, Huffington Post and the Independent. These are article I’ve written or in which I’ve been quoted. I’ve also been on the radio, and have made a video on this subject.
- ‘Blocking Extreme Porn’ is a Gateway to Internet Censorship (me in Huffington Post)
- Porn is Just the First Victim of the Government’s Censorship Crusade (me in the Independent)
- Pornography sites face UK block under enhanced age controls (Damien Gayle in the Guardian, quoting me)
- UK to censor online videos of ‘non-conventional’ sex acts (Damien Gayle in the Guardian, quoting me)