The idea of making online porn an "opt-in" luxury has been binned, with government ministers saying there simply isn't enough public enthusiasm to support a default ISP block on all adult material.

The results of the public consultation on the plan to implement an ISP-level porn block showed that just 35 per cent of parents wanted an automatic block on all porn content, while only 3,500 people bothered seeking out and filling in the anti-porn consultation's questions.

The government will instead ask ISPs to encourage users to activate parental controls, although if the above stats are any indication, it's unlikely many people will bother. Too busy wanking.

The report was also rather positive in terms of internet freedoms, warning instead of the risks of restricting content too aggressively, saying: "There is also a risk from 'over-blocking' - preventing access to websites which provide helpful information on sexual health or sexual identity, issues which young people may want information on but find difficult to talk to their parents about." [BBC]

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