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Mobile operators across Europe are teaming up against the use of mobile internet services to distribute child pornography images. The GSM Association is launching "the Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content" made up of most of the major operators including Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile …

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Funny how these things can be read

"Mobile operators across Europe are teaming up against the use of mobile internet services to distribute child pornography images" could be interpreted as a coallition of mobile operators devising an alternative to mobile internet services which could be used to distribute kiddie porn...

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how about...

snuff, beheading videos, hate speech, political propaganda?...Total BS. Filters do not work; ask any teenager. Besides, who would be the authority to decide what goes in the list and what doesn't, who keeps it up-to-date?

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Paris Hilton

you mean usenet?

oh btw, could someone please explain, as this is totally beyond me, why child pornography is allowed on usenet? I've heard about calls to tackle this issue years ago but nothing has been done. Surley there are laws and rules that can be applied to banning that stuff. Is there a legal "blackhole" when it comes to usenet?

P.Hilton cause well, she should be banned too....

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It's workable, whether or not it's sensible

"snuff, beheading videos, hate speech, political propaganda?...Total BS. Filters do not work; ask any teenager."

But you can't be sent directly to jail for snuff/beheading/hate speech/propaganda (well, unless you're sufficiently brown and silly to convince a paranoid jury that you've got the videos because you're an Evil Terrorist). The point about filtering CP websites is that it makes it very hard for anyone caught with CP images to claim that they got them by mistake...

"Besides, who would be the authority to decide what goes in the list and what doesn't, who keeps it up-to-date?"

In the UK, this list is kept and supplied to ISPs by the Internet Watch Foundation. It's paid for by ISPs and maintained by civilian analysts with police training. I imagine this list or something similar would be used in the pan-European scheme.

www.iwf.org.uk/public/page.148.437.htm

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