Petition update

Read this reply from Maria Miller MP - A polite brush off?

Jaime Tanna
London, United Kingdom

Oct 1, 2013 — Have just received this reply from Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which I've posted on "United Against Esoteric Material Censorship" here:

Matija Miloš made the following astute observations: "It's Article 9 for freedom of religion, not 8. And while human rights are subject to limitations, it is not the case that every legitimate restriction is necessary. The letter, intentionally or not, conflates the two. Also, I don't think it's right that the government delegates the power to determine to content of filtered categories to a private company and then merely asks them to 'progress the issue'.

After all, if I'm not mistaken, the Council of Europe recommends that states take measures to prevent Internet censorship both by public authorities and private companies. The suggested Internet filters do not appear to provide sufficient safeguards."


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