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(15-08-2011 02:50 )eccles Wrote:  Draft wording for a petition. Far too long. What does anyone think?

Quote:We the undersigned believe that after the 9pm watershed adults should be free to make their own viewing choices.

1/ After 9pm encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show any BBFC certificate 18 content and its equivalent regardless of genre, broadcaster motivation or context. The BBFC makes no such distinction and Ofcom should not either. (Context is used occasionally by the BBFC to exceptionally justify content that goes beyond the normal 18 boundaries).

Encryption provides protection against viewing by children who may still be up after the watershed while respecting adults rights to age appropriate content, particularly in the majority of households that do not have children.

In 6 years of operation Ofcom has provided no rational basis for subjecting sexual content to tighter rules than any other including violence, swearing and blasphemy. According to Ofcoms own research the F word and the C word are the most offensive, yet the F word is routinely used in comedy (Lee Evans and others) and the C word is used in film and occasionally in comedy (Charlie Brooker, 10 o’clock live and others). The strongest swear words are permitted by Ofcom. When broadcast by the BBC during the day they attract no more than a mild rebuke.

2/ After 10pm free-to-air adult channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling and the ability to block them.
Sexual content on specifically sex themed channels has attracted an extremely small number of complaints over the years. The majority of these have been from competitors. Others have been from campaigners who have deliberately sought out late night material that offends them. The “serious or widespread offence” that Ofcom routinely cites simply does not exist.

Ofcom have consistently failed to provide any evidence that sexual content is any more harmful to children or causes more outrage than Rome, The Killing, Big Brother, Dexter, Silent Witness, South Park, Jackass, cage fighting, womens boxing or free-to-view films such as Saw, Hostel, Auditor, Antichrist or Team America.
According to Ofcoms 2010 Media Tracker Survey 8 times more people were offended by Reality TV (78 people) and adult content (9 people out of 399). The public were more offended by game shows (11), talent shows (16) general entertainment (67) soaps (104) and drama (127) than adult content. Even the News was rated more offensive (20). (Table 60).

Ofcom has singled out adult content for draconian conditions and sanctions despite a very low complaint rate and no basis for regarding it as more offensive or harmful than other content.

3/ After midnight all channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling. At this time of night adults should be free to make their own informed choices. Any children still viewing television have more serious issues. The present rules prevent even brief adult content in satire, humour and drama unless a clear dramatic justification can be shown. Authors simply write as they see fit, they do not provide lengthy explanations.

4/ After midnight encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show any BBFC certificate R18 content and its equivalent regardless of genre, broadcaster motivation or context. At this time of night adults should be free to make their own informed choices. R18 is legal in the UK.
slip a tenner in with it, the bent fuckers will soon get a reply back lol
16-08-2011 22:48
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RE: Petition
Hi Eccles well I've just read it and in my opinion it's straight and to the point, and that's the whole key to this, is getting your point across. If you're happy with it, and you feel you've emphasised the major points, when you think you're ready to get the ball rolling then just let us all no.Smile
Heres the shorter version. Achieving the 1000 character limit meant dropping all the examples and justifications. This is better than breaking it up into 4 separate petitions, one for each point, as they would blocked on the grounds that they have supposedly similar aims.

(16-08-2011 22:25 )eccles Wrote:  We believe that after the 9pm watershed adults should be free to make their own informed viewing choices.

1/ After 9pm encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show any BBFC certificate 18 equivalent content regardless of genre, broadcaster motivation or context. The BBFC makes no such distinction and Ofcom should not either.

2/ After 10pm free-to-air adult channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling and the ability to block them.

Sexual content on sex themed channels has attracted an extremely small number of complaints, the majority from competitors. The serious or widespread offence that Ofcom cites simply does not exist.

3/ After midnight all channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling.

4/ After midnight encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show BBFC certificate R18 content and its equivalent.
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16-08-2011 22:58
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RE: Petition
Dave has posted the petition here http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13222.

To sign it click the Sign The Petition button, enter your name, email address, click UK citizen (assuming you are), address, postcode and the antispam words.

A verification email will be sent, usually in minutes, and your vote will only be counted when you open the email and click the link.

Note that verification emails sometimes get shunted to spam folders.

Politicians are very keen to know how much support there is for a policy in their area, which is why they ask for address and postcode. The process seems automatic with no verification against the electoral register, but obviously fake names like Batman or The Queen wont add credibility. If you are shy about revealing your real name and address a little variation is probably OK.

Thanks in advance for your support, you know it makes sense.

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18-08-2011 21:53
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eccles Offline
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5 votes so far. Not bad but more are needed even for the petition to be seen by casual browsers.

Don't be put off by the website asking for name and address, they only seem to check email address. Not that Im encoraging use of fake ID but a little creative spelling might prevent granny getting embarrased.

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19-08-2011 21:14
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will sign over the weekend

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19-08-2011 21:17
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Post: #26
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It's now 6 signatures, I've just signed, come on that's fucking pathetic, can we please get every forum member to sign it as that joke of a number won't even get noticed.
19-08-2011 21:26
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Post: #27
RE: Petition
Just added my name to the petition,that makes it 8 signatures.
Going by the number of complaints (in the babestation section)hopefully there will be a good response.
I have no qualms about giving my real name and adress. If we want this to be taken seriously anybody who signs it should give their correct details.

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19-08-2011 22:42
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Post: #28
RE: Petition
Lets try and smash the total this weekend, that means everybody because if anybody is satisfied with the night shows then they are clearly deluded, far too many channels now running scared of ofcom which is not good making for an erotic show. Personally I would call the shows a hell of lot more if I knew censorship wasn't an issue. But it's now got to the point, why waste money to see goods not being delivered.
19-08-2011 23:05
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Post: #29
RE: Petition
Okay now is the time to start spreading the word!! Tell friends on social networking sites (If your signed up to facebook or twitter, not that I am, but it'll spread the word fast) tell all your mate, make them know that this petition is on the go! Might even be worth making sure the people behind the shows know about this too, and the babes.
19-08-2011 23:43
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I see some twat has started a petition to make all ISP's have a porn filter that is set to on by default, so you have to opt in to look at porn on line.
19-08-2011 23:53
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