> You missed the point. Assuming the "viewer" passes the "age verification" step. Who would go about unblocking what and where ??
I think you've missed the point a little too.
If pornhub refuse to implement age verification on their site, they'll be blocked at the network level (so by the ISP).
However, if they agree to implement age-verification, they won't be blocked at the network level.
The actual age-verification will happen on Pornhub's servers. So if you fail to verify your age, you won't be allowed to access the juicy stuff. No network blocks involved there.
NAT and stuff isn't too hard to deal with either, they'll just make you sign into your account (which'll record whether you've verified or not).
For sites that agree to implement age verification, it's not at all complex.
For known sites that refuse to, it's still not complex.
What is complex, is having any kind of effective system that can catch "non-compliant" pages/sites by looking at the content itself.
> The remote site can do all sorts but I can't see every web site owner world-wide doing this given that it seems to be a UK initiative.
The pols seem to think that either
a) the world will kow-tow to their whims
b) It's trivially easy to detect and block content
Both of which, are clearly wrong. But things like that don't factor into politicians decisions, because it'd mean actually thinking about something.
It does at least mean I'm putting more effort into my VPN setup to make it as inconvenient/difficult to detect and block as possible. It shouldn't be needed, but if it turns into an arms race, I at least have the advantage of enjoying fucking around with stuff like this.