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    Default Regulation of net video?

    The internet is awash with video, much of it shocking and unacceptable to many, beheadings and all sorts of pron are just a few clicks away.

    It remains an unregulated medium unlike television and the cinema.

    I was wondering wnat people thought about this?

    Should there be some sort of regulation on video contant that is freely avaialable?

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    It's a free world. Let's keep it this way.

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    I tend to agree but if I had kids I may feel differently, there really is some shocking stuff to be seen... I had nightmares for a week, honest, after that Berg beheadding.

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    I personally think the options in the poll are a bit loaded.... just because something is unregulated, it won't always be shocking?

    But aside from that, freedom is the way forward.

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    Hmm, I was just after something pithy and sharp and highlighting peoples often voiced concerns really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    It remains an unregulated medium unlike television and the cinema.

    Should there be some sort of regulation on video contant that is freely avaialable?
    The internet was designed for the freedom of information, because the internet is located world wide different law apply in different areas.

    If only they would pass a law on SPAM that reached all the way around the world then I would be happy.

    With the interent you have the freedom of choice.
    Use or dont use it.
    Click or dont click
    Look for it or dont.

    Parental controls over internet content is quite easy, I offered it two years ago when the 'internet issues' were big news, not one place in the media would run it.

    I grew up on Roy cubby brown and Pron, so I guess I am a funny F***er (do you get the pun) it did me no harm, I used to watch horrors and find them funny, its had no bad effects on me..

    they should re apply the RCSA standards on ALL websites and all content.
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    I am all for freedom of speech on the internet, There is way too much censorship in the media and has been since it was set up.

    Here's a true story of censorship. I was in the first gulf war and seen alot of things in kuwait that to date have not even been reported in the media. Also i seen the british officers telling the media what they can film and were they can film. I do believe that maybe today they might get a bit more freedom, but it is ultimatly the goverment that control the media.
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    as an individual you should be able to decide what you do and do not want to see.

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    I think the problem isn't what we as adults watch, the problem is how to restrict child access to unsuitable material.

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    As parent or guardian of a child, it is ultimately your responsibilty to ensure they are not exposed to innapropriate content. Although the internet is not regulated, neither is the ability for children to watch their parents pornography stash. Are we saying that because there wasn't a lock on the cabinet in which 'daddy dear' stashes his hardcore pornography, said daddy should be prosecuted? No. What we're saying is that there needs to be appropriate controls should guardians chose to exercise them.

    And these controls do exist in the form of software. In the same way that children should be monitored when watching TV after the watershed, a 'virtual' monitor can be installed on a PC to prevent access to explicit material. Moreover, there is an argument that young children should not e given unsupervised access to the interntet in the same way that you wouldn't let a 5 year old walk down to the shops to get the weekly shopping.

    There's therefore the question of appropriate and responsible behaviour. Is it either appropriate or sensible to give a child unrestricted access to the internet? No. Is it sensible or indeed viable to regulate the internet in the same way as TV? Again, no. But there is some form of regulation in that content published and saved on a local pc is subject to local laws - if you own something unlawful, your are commiting an offense.

    In summary, it is up to those responsible for children to act in a responsible manor. Something sadly lacking in our society with mothers to be smoking to reduce the pain of child birth by stunting growth of the unborn baby.

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