A number of laws restrict the use of the Internet in the UK, including laws against possession of certain types of material,English defamation lawand theCopyright law of the United Kingdom. In addition, theObscene Publications Act 1959makes it illegal for websites that can be accessed from the UK without age restriction to contain certain types of adult content."
Now, I'm all for trying to interfere with terror organisations and whatnot, but the day we start restricting access to websites that are not harmful and exist for the sole purpose of informing, sharing and/or creating a community - I am not making examples on purpose - well, that is a sad, sad day for the internet and our community.
Imagine your children in 30 years time, they get up in the morning, turn on their tablet (or brain implant or whatever) and get given a choice of three websites to go to, and that's that. This is obviously a very extreme example, but the *direction* we are taking is highly worrying to me, and should be very worrying to you too, if you value your freedom of going where you want to go, reading what you want to read and, ultimately, your freedom itself.
So I ask you to please sign this petition. Hopefully we can raise awareness on this matter and get heard by the right people to try and instigate change on this unacceptable restriction of our freedom.
This is not workable, don't waste time, effort and money on this.
Keep it open and free!!!!!
Aleksandr Gekht, United Kingdom4 months ago
mark walker, United Kingdom4 months ago
Adam Parker, Netherlands4 months ago
- We are now live!