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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #15 on: 26 April 2022, 10:09:15 pm »
Yea, common laws are when decisions made by judges due to 'holes in the legislation' become precedent and are reproduced, but statutes are policy laws made by gov and they are the 'last word' of law. It would be good to read the rest of the bit of the bill that deals specifically with this to see if it clarifies what it means by this, and how it proposes to deal with it. I know Ofcom is being tasked to deal with stuff around porn and consent for example. But I've tried looking at the bill but its gargantuan technocrats dream and I can't scroll anymore.  :-\

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #16 on: 02 May 2022, 03:39:31 am »
Petition here for anybody who wants to make their view known :)

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614408
This needs properly spreading x thanku x

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« Reply #17 on: 07 May 2022, 11:54:46 am »
It is indeed quite scary, within the list it includes “inciting or controlling prostitution for gain” with punishment being large fines and jail sentences for site owners.
I’ve been doing a lot of research into the bill and I am still researching as to what can be done and the loopholes to get around the bill. I’ll keep this thread updated with my findings.

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« Reply #18 on: 07 May 2022, 12:39:57 pm »
It is indeed quite scary, within the list it includes “inciting or controlling prostitution for gain” with punishment being large fines and jail sentences for site owners.

Inciting or controlling prostitution for gain is illegal already and is what we call pimping.

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« Reply #19 on: 08 May 2022, 11:23:59 am »
Just my personal opinion..
i don’t see this bill getting passed.
Platforms would get a way around things but removing likes list or anything escort related
And it would make the industry far more dangerous
Although it is worrying they are pushing for this I don’t actually see it ever happening.

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #20 on: 08 May 2022, 11:31:52 am »
Have been wondering how will this effect the independents whose website feature a list/page of friends with links to their websites. Does this count as the site owner being a facilitator or even mark them as someone who is inciting or controlling prostitution in some way?

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #21 on: 08 May 2022, 04:04:38 pm »
Just my personal opinion..
i don’t see this bill getting passed.
Platforms would get a way around things but removing likes list or anything escort related
And it would make the industry far more dangerous
Although it is worrying they are pushing for this I don’t actually see it ever happening.

The bill could be past because it's focus isn't prostitution, the prostitution part is only a small part.

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« Reply #22 on: 08 May 2022, 08:45:27 pm »
The bill could be past because it's focus isn't prostitution, the prostitution part is only a small part.

Yes but the prostitution comes under the same umbrella in that bill. Which would put sex workers at enormous risks. Hence I don’t think this bill will go through.
It would put lives at risk and ask much as they are pushing for it I don’t see this happening not even in the slightest. But I could be wrong as I say it’s only my opinion.

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« Reply #23 on: 08 May 2022, 10:05:10 pm »
Yes but the prostitution comes under the same umbrella in that bill. Which would put sex workers at enormous risks. Hence I don’t think this bill will go through.
It would put lives at risk and ask much as they are pushing for it I don’t see this happening not even in the slightest. But I could be wrong as I say it’s only my opinion.

it'll pass.

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« Reply #24 on: 09 May 2022, 07:33:11 am »
It could also go through and then sit gathering dust, not being carried out most of the time, like a lot of the mountains of British legislation.

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« Reply #25 on: 09 May 2022, 04:10:55 pm »
Even if it does go through I am hoping escort sites just remove likes list and keep things basic rather than nothing at all.

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« Reply #26 on: 10 May 2022, 07:52:39 am »
Even if it does go through I am hoping escort sites just remove likes list and keep things basic rather than nothing at all.

Cross fingers you are correct, I'd love it if sites removed likes lists.

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« Reply #27 on: 10 May 2022, 01:09:11 pm »
Cross fingers you are correct, I'd love it if sites removed likes lists.

Yeah I am hoping if it does happen they will still allow basic massage ads. With no mention of any likes ect.

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #28 on: 10 May 2022, 06:07:56 pm »
The thing is even if the law is altered from it's current wording, we don't know how it will be applied. It could be interpreted that any individual or business involved in owning, running or hosting sites that offer sex for sale (with somebody other than themselves) will be breaking the law. Even if it is applied more leniently, many site s will get rid of us as soon as it is passed to make sure they stay on the right side of the law.

For example I personally expect that site builders such as wix and squarespace will no longer be willing to host escort sites in the UK if this hideous mess of legislation manages to get through.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. - Jane Austen

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Re: Online Safety Bill (uk)
« Reply #29 on: 12 May 2022, 09:49:11 pm »
The thing is even if the law is altered from it's current wording, we don't know how it will be applied. It could be interpreted that any individual or business involved in owning, running or hosting sites that offer sex for sale (with somebody other than themselves) will be breaking the law. Even if it is applied more leniently, many site s will get rid of us as soon as it is passed to make sure they stay on the right side of the law.

For example I personally expect that site builders such as wix and squarespace will no longer be willing to host escort sites in the UK if this hideous mess of legislation manages to get through.

This would definitely be the case, any company that isn’t specialising in the adult sector will just get rid of anything that goes against the bill.