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Offline Rob W

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The Land of the Free - and child porn.......
« on: Tuesday 24 October 2006, 04:38:07 PM »
Web watchdog outlines porn battle

More than 30,000 websites containing child pornography have been removed in the last ten years, new figures show.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said the key to addressing the problem was a partnership between the public, global authorities and web providers.

85% relate to suspected child abuse websites
10% relate to suspected criminally obscene websites
5% relate to incitement to suspected racial hatred websites

Tackling child abuse online

Since its inception in 1996, the IWF has received on average 1,000 reports of illegal internet content each month - a total of 120,000 reports. The vast majority concern suspected child abuse websites.  In its first year, it received 615 complaints. In 2006 it has had 27,750.

Although the number of UK websites providing such content has fallen, the severity of the images has significantly increased in the last 12 months.   Mr Robbins blames this on pay-per-view sites that use sophisticated means to avoid detection. 

Over the past decade, 51% of the illegal images were thought to have come from the US, 20% from Russia, 7% from Spain, 5% from Japan and 1.6% from the UK.

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Re: The Land of the Free - and child porn.......
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 October 2006, 10:17:46 AM »
Can't honestly see much changing. US ISPs are constantly harping on about the 5th ammendment and collect fees until the sites are closed.
Russia  is a lost cause at present. Anything can be bought and sold. Still rather wild west.
UK is on top of the problem.

Personally I would have thought it would be possible to build internet firewalls to screen for porn and control it nation to nation. Civil liberty people might have a problem but I don't care. If we cannot protect the vulnerable its a sad indictment of modern society.