[Koalicja-l] Fwd: Take action: Call out Cameron on online censorship

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     Data: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:19:06 -0400 (EDT)
       Od: Ed Paton-Williams - ORG <campaigns w openrightsgroup.org>
    Temat: Take action: Call out Cameron on online censorship
       Do: bozena w umk.pl

Dear ,

David Cameron is asking Britain to sleepwalk into censorship.

Everyone agrees that we should try to protect children from harmful  
content. But unprecedented filtering of legal content for everyone is  
not the answer.

David Cameron wants your ISP to push you into switching on web  
filters. These proposals are incredibly dangerous. Cameron should drop  
them immediately.

ORG's been spending a lot of time speaking to the media to make sure  
Cameron and the pro-blocking lobby don't go unchallenged. But we need  
another way of putting some pressure on and letting him know how many  
people think his plans are mistaken.

Tell David Cameron to drop his plans to turn on adult filters by  
default. Sign our petition to him now!

Click here to quickly sign the petition:  

The Government should help people make informed choices about what  
sorts of websites their household can visit.

Introducing adult filters as default is not a good way to help make  
children safe and will cause huge issues that Cameron can't just  
dismiss as teething problems.

"Set it and forget it" is the wrong message to send to parents. It  
risks giving people a false sense of security. Just because ISPs block  
adult content, children are not automatically safe. Content that you  
might want to block will still get through. And filters won't stop  
sexting, bullying or stalking on the Internet.

Instead of trying to make decisions for parents, the Government should  
give them better support. Help parents to actively decide which sites  
to make more difficult for their children to visit. Concentrate on  
encouraging them to talk to their children about their online and  
offline activity.

Let David Cameron know his plans aren't the answer to keeping children  
safe. Sign the petition now:  
We've seen mobile operators apply parental controls with terrible  
results. When ISPs use adult filters, they block sites by mistake.  
Lots of people need to be able to access educational material on  
sexual health and sexuality. But adult filters can miscategorise this  
sort of advice as pornography and stop people of all ages finding  
crucial advice.

David Cameron's wrong to put people's access to crucial information at  
risk. Please sign the petition to tell him you're against his plans:  

David Cameron mentions adult filtering and stopping child abuse in the  
same breath. But accessing adult content is legal. Accessing illegal  
content is clearly a crime and should be treated completely differently.

So creating a register of people who want to access adult content or  
just want unfiltered Internet access brings serious and unjustified  
privacy issues. How will people on this register be thought of? Who  
will have access to these databases? Will it be secure? The Government  
needs to address these questions.

Adult filtering affects everyone, not just children or families. So  
after you've signed the petition, can you share the link with your  
friends, family and followers?  


Ed Paton-Williams

Campaigner - Open Rights Group

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