UK to censor online videos of 'non-conventional' sex acts

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Web users in the UK will be banned from accessing websites portraying a range of non-conventional sexual acts, under a little discussed clause to a government bill currently going through parliament. [...]

It is contained within provisions of the bill designed to enforce strict age verification checks to stop children accessing adult websites. [...]

Free speech campaigners labelled the move a "prurient" invasion into people's sexual lives. "It should not be the business of government to regulate what kinds of consensual adult sex can be viewed by adults," said Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship. Pictures and videos that show spanking, whipping or caning that leaves marks, and sex acts involving urination, female ejaculation or menstruation as well as sex in public are likely to be caught by the ban - in effect turning back the clock on Britain's censorship regime to the pre-internet era.

source: Article 'UK to censor online videos of 'non-conventional' sex acts' by Damien Gayle;; The Guardian; 23 November 2016