Hide and Seek


“THE GLOBAL PORN INDUSTRY IS WORTH AN ESTIMATED

$4.9 BILLION OF WHICH AN ESTIMATED…

$2.49 BILLION COMES FROM:

INTERNET AND MOBILE PHONE USAGE,

$1.24 BILLION COMES FROM:

DVD SALES AND RENTALS,

$740 MILLION COMES FROM:

MAGAZINE SALES

$440 MILLION COMES FROM:

PAY-PER- VIEW AND CABLE PROGRAMMING”

 

David Cameron’s opt-in law, has got everyone talking about porn. Since the 22nd of July newspapers have been eager to know what will happen to this lucrative business in UK.  In David Cameron’s warning speech he stated: “In the balance between freedom and responsibility we have neglected our responsibility to children”, which has lead to him pushing for a law to get rid of access to Adult Media in every home in the UK .

“We’ve got to attack the root cause, invest with new money, real investment in child protection teams, victim support and policing on the ground. Let’s create a real deterrent. Not a pop-up that paedophiles will laugh at.”  [David Cameron]

Many newspapers and T.V broadcasters have  been covering this controversial subject. David Cameron’s intentions to block Porn by default on all UK internet connections, has led to the question,  how far these kind of measures will go and what else will come of it.

David Cameron warned in a speech that access to online pornography was “corroding childhood”.  The proposal states, by the end of next year all households will have to “opt out” of automatic porn filters, which would come as standard with internet broadband and cover all devices in a house.

Other measures announced by the prime minister included:

  • New laws so videos streamed online in the UK will be subject to the same restrictions as those sold in shops
  • Search engines having until October to introduce further measures to block illegal content
  • Experts from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre being given more powers to examine secretive file-sharing networks
  • A secure database of banned child pornography images gathered by police across the country will be used to trace illegal content and the paedophiles viewing it

Along with this he has suggested that topless images such as those used on The Sun’s page three would only be accessible online, to tackle the larger issue of how sex is portrayed in the media. Possession of the most extreme forms of adult pornography will become an offence, while online content will have the same restrictions as DVDs sold in sex shops. But where do you stand?

Lucy Holmes -Founder Of The No More Page 3 Campaign stated in glamour that she “really, really, love to see to is a more open discussion around sex, led by women, about how we feel having our sexuality presented.” In Britain the common consensus  “is to have a stiff upper lip” when it comes to sex, thus the porn industry has  diverged  into a male directed business. Porn has been circulating for centuries in the C16th Bronze  Roman coins were engraved with sex acts used as currency in brothels. Considering that porn has been in existence for so long what has its impact really been on our society positive and negative?

@Lambr3tta @Channel4News .if it’s just porn? Well that’s fine, but if it’s all over 18 sites ie Irish lottery, gambling, could be a logistical nightmare!
@madvixen1983 @Channel4News how will providers decide what constitutes an “adult site”? I have visions of perfectly innocent sites being blocked
Agree:
@caldeeray@Channel4News I am a mother & there is way too much available to children of all ages. 25 yr ago you had to buy a magazine or vhs!!
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