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LittleMinx2

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Online Safety Bill (uk)
« on: 24 March 2022, 09:45:04 am »
So I was reading about the new online safety bill getting passed in the uk. What will this mean for us that use sites such as adultwork? Will they be getting banned in the uk?

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2022, 07:03:43 pm »
I also would like to know... :FF  I don't think the Bill was passed yet?

LittleMinx2

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2022, 11:14:02 pm »
I also would like to know... :FF  I don't think the Bill was passed yet?

It was passed on March 17th. By the looks of it, it could effect adultsites

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #3 on: 28 March 2022, 12:40:18 am »
It was passed on March 17th. By the looks of it, it could effect adultsites

It wasn't. It's only had its first reading in the Commons. The second reading is underway

Yes, it intends to criminalise advertisements relating to "controlling prostitution for gain" so has the potential to have a chilling effect and lead to more deplatforming of sex workers.

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« Reply #4 on: 31 March 2022, 06:38:33 pm »
It wasn't. It's only had its first reading in the Commons. The second reading is underway


Ah, apologies. My friend said it had passed. Didn't mean to spread false information.
Yes, it intends to criminalise advertisements relating to "controlling prostitution for gain" so has the potential to have a chilling effect and lead to more deplatforming of sex workers.

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #5 on: 31 March 2022, 07:15:42 pm »
What will happen if we can’t advertise? Make our own sites ?

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #6 on: 05 April 2022, 03:54:36 pm »
The directories will probably offshire thier companies. Or stop us displaying our enjoys / services list.

I think a certain punting will be affected by it more

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #7 on: 07 April 2022, 01:47:29 pm »
I wonder how this is going to affect AdultWork since it’s registered in Malta or Cyprus. Can they still block that somehow?

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #8 on: 08 April 2022, 08:20:35 am »
I hope it doesn’t stop adult work. Or make it the clients have to have an account to see the numbers etc like a few months ago

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #9 on: 09 April 2022, 08:46:59 am »
I hope it doesn’t stop adult work. Or make it the clients have to have an account to see the numbers etc like a few months ago

Even if ae gets banned by uk , you still be able to access it via VPN lile the sites in the UAE

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #10 on: 09 April 2022, 11:20:14 am »
Most the guys I see can’t even use a smart phone well. I doubt they’d use a vpn :(

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #11 on: 25 April 2022, 02:41:40 pm »
Petition here for anybody who wants to make their view known :)

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614408
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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #12 on: 25 April 2022, 11:26:46 pm »
Just for an update... I spent 3 h watching this bloody 2nd reading. They haven't mentioned advertising or even prostitution or trafficking even once! It's all about kids and kids' protection online. Now the bill is in the committee stage and they will analyze it line by line and implement changes. Hopefully, they will completely erase the advertising part because it seems irrelevant to the whole concept of this bill. They have time to do it until June I think.
There is a link to a marshalled list of amendments but nothing there yet: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3137/publications

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #13 on: 26 April 2022, 06:27:08 pm »
I wonder how this is going to affect AdultWork since it’s registered in Malta or Cyprus. Can they still block that somehow?

It includes any company that has substantial links to the UK, which includes having a lot of UK based users, which would include AW.

The terms "inciting or controlling prostitution for gain" are pretty vague though, as it could be argued that sites like Adultwork do neither, as both imply active direct involvement in bringing women into prostitution and then controlling their work. If a term such as 'facilitating' was used, that would be more clearly damning against directories. Its pretty confusing and uncertain. Like, maybe the pressure will be on sites like AW to get rid of agency advertising and so forth, that may be me being hugely optimistic. But there again, according to the ECP's website it has long been against the law to advertise sexual services in the UK in any case, so maybe even if this passes it'll sit like other of the mass of British legislation, like a lame duck.  ???
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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #14 on: 26 April 2022, 08:37:42 pm »
In my opinion, they may leave it deliberately vague, so they have a wide scope to interpret it and apply it however they so choose after it has been introduced.

The legal system we have in the UK is what is called a 'common law' system. This means our laws are not just made up of the words that are written in the statute books, but also how they are applied in practice.
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