Category Archives: Child abuse images

The Holy Father takes a stand

I have had several comments, ranging from the wry,  sarcastic, through astonished, to utterly disbelieving or critical about my having attended a conference organized by the Catholic Church to discuss child abuse. In Rome of all places! At a time when … Continue reading

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Number plates +

In a recent blog, inter alia, I used the analogy of a car number plate to suggest if  every internet user had to have one it might help reduce the level of bad behaviour online. Guess what? It seems something … Continue reading

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Impotence in the face of complexity?

As a service to my readers at the end of this blog I reproduce the full text of s.230 of the Communications Decency Act, 1996 (CDA). All the bold and italics have been put there by me for emphasis. Count … Continue reading

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When the law fails

Is it possible to discuss the internet as if it was an experiment? Can we look at some or all of it or are we to believe that, for example, when the Communications Decency Act 1996 (CDA) was passed by … Continue reading

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No need to feel powerless

When people ask me what I do I often say I see my role as convincing others there are things that can be done to make the internet a safer and better place. We need to learn from each other, pay … Continue reading

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Definitions of pornography to be debated

On Monday Baroness Howe published details of her latest legislative assault in defence of children. It takes the form of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Amendment)(Definition of Extreme Pornography) Bill and is accompanied by a rather full explanatory note in … Continue reading

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A very disturbing message from Oz

José Mourinho (Manchester United) once described rival manager Arsène Wenger (Arsenal) as a “specialist in failure”. I think we should start referring to Facebook as a “specialist in apologising”. Seriously. Is there anyone out there who has recorded the number … Continue reading

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