Playboy Fined for Being Open to ChildrenAdded: Friday, January 18th, 2013
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In the United Kingdom, an agency known as Ofcom has recently slapped the adult magazine with a £100,000 fine over its failure to protect kids from pornographic content. The governmental agency has recently found out that a couple of Playboy websites – Playboy TV and Demand Adult – failed to provide adequate controls to check if their users are older than 18. It means that the websites didn’t ask their visitors to enter credit card details in order to prove that they were mature enough to view pornographic material and incur a lot of personal debt.
Demand Adult portal has displayed hardcore porno which could be viewed with just one click of a button saying “Enter I am over 18”. Apparently, these particular words aren’t something that would drive most porn users away. As for Playboy TV, it fared a little better, because it didn’t display explicit detail. Nevertheless, it still allowed visitors to register by providing details of a debit card, which can’t be regarded as an effective age verification method. As such, Playboy TV received a £35,000 fine, and Demand Adult is demanded to pay £65,000.
Last month, the UK Internet watchdog also fined adult site Strictly Broadband, which failed to include effective controls in place in order to verify that users of the website were aged 18 or over. The problem of our days is that it becomes harder and harder to introduce a system which would guarantee that the users are over 18. For instance, one of the verification systems is Captcha – it would force people to submit their responses through a Nokia 3310, and it is still considered by some as a proper foolproof age verification system. Playboy still has something to consider regarding the way of protecting children from explicit content.
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Friday, January 18th, 2013
|posted by (2013-01-18 20:29:06)|
|Rofl what alot of BS|
|My sister in laws cousin work on playboy tv|
|posted by (2013-01-19 07:07:01)|
|What utter shit OFCOM are 100% Nazi's. They always use this (protecting kids) crap to justify just about anything! UK is worst than Iran for oppression of freedoms now...|
|posted by (2013-01-19 07:15:29)|
|soon its gonna be hey yeaaah you yes you pf behind the disk.,shhhh you got the new playboy|
|hahahah That's funny stuff.|
|posted by (2013-01-19 07:53:43)|
|LOL I was getting Playboy from the local Drugstore when I was 13 (7th grade) and sharing it with my buddies.|
Look what that did to me.
|posted by (2013-01-19 10:11:11)|
|posted by (2013-01-19 17:15:06)|
|I guess it's really hard for government to earn money these days...|
It is in the interest of the morals of society as a whole to protect children from this material. There is abundant proof that it does them harm at such an early age.
|posted by (2013-01-20 01:53:38)|
|what did they have a box saying over 18? clik here... sure|
|protecting the kids my ass, its just another revenue stream some one capitolized on, besides Playboy is still soft core at best, tits and ass and rarely any bush|
|posted by (2013-01-20 05:59:55)|
|Welcome to the UK's new regime. ZERO personal freedoms despite a 'liberal' government. They tried to lock out huge parts of INTERNET too (that failed thank God)! This OFCOM ruled government sucks beyond belief man!|
|posted by (2013-01-20 08:12:45)|
|Damn free porn why am I just hearing of this now|
|I wonder when they will ban google, its all too easy just to type into google, and then click on video, or picture.|
No asking if your 18.
Oh wait a minute, Google does have their parentel controls, so it only shows 'safe' links
|Hugh Hefner would blush at some of the sites you can view for free with the plugin videodownload helper in Firefox right click and check box.|
|thats so hypocritical... they have so many teen and pre teen mothers, and all the girls do on weekends is get drunk and screw anyone.|
if anything, playboy would give them better morals than their parents or wherever they get what little they have...
most girls just want to push a pram, thats their goal...
|hell bad enough kids havin sex be 4 they r 15 or yunger that then nthat ill want let any kids look at playboys|
|Big & Little Goverment tryn 2 get $$$$ any way they can!!!I can c then now sayin "hey lets go after Hef He's Loaded, What a bunch of Crock !!!|
|Hey let's go after the loaded.|
Now that's a plan.
You got a deal..they're not paying taxes ,so..
|LMAO!!!... That's like telling 4chan to close their "Beautiful Women" Section for showing tna!!! lmao!!... what a crack of ...|
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
|They make parental/child-lock filters for a reason,and they aren't hard to use,but I guess it's a lot easier to blame some site,than your own failures in raising kids.|
|posted by (2013-01-22 12:13:56)|
|children under 18 can also click on OVER 18. to view the content....||
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