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UK smut overlord declares age checks should protect users' privates

Lee D Silver badge

"so I expect Mumsnet users will all be off searching for websites that haven't implemented the age verification checks to grass them up."

And those websites will be hosted abroad, thereby untouchable unless you want to get into a list of domain names / IP addresses, and they can flux - even those using content delivery networks (like they already do) to help - in seconds if necessary.

It's going to be like trying to shut down a million Pirate Bays but where they are perfectly legal in the jurisdictions they are hosted in.

All you'll do is push the content abroad, into more and more dubious locales, until they pretty much don't care what they host any more, or that they have to circumvent your primitive, slow blacklisting.

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