Index on Censorship: Fools rush in where programmers fear to tread

Index on Censorship » Fools rush in where programmers fear to tread

A select committee has called for more regulation and greater safety on the Internet. But politicians should be careful what they wish for, says Bill Thompson

It would be nice to think that the latest call to ‘do something’ about online content from the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee was grounded in some new development that made it trivial for websites to identify adult-oriented content, an online identity system which reliably linked social network profiles with age verification for all users, or the release of a user-friendly but unbreakable watermarking scheme that could identify copyrighted material whenever it appeared on an Internet-accessible computer.

Read the Index on Censorship article and read the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report here.

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