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ICELAND ISPS TO BLOCK GAMBLING?
12th September, 2012 at 14:58:11
Protection not censorship says ISP
According to Iceland 's national broadcaster RUV, Vodafone and Siminn which are Iceland 's largest internet service providers (ISP) are considering blocking x-rated material, gambling and other questionable internet content.
Apparently though potential restrictions would still allow customers access to the censored sites on their request.
Hrannar Pétursson, a spokesperson for Vodafone, told RUV "that the block, if enforced, would not be censorship, but rather a way to protect customers from viruses and malware that frequently run rampant on porn and gambling sites
Editorial Comment: A number of casinos in the AZOC online casino directory
accept customers from Iceland and it strikes us that the statement above doesn't hold water. Legitimate gambling sites do not threaten user's computers any more than any other industry and it's exceedingly rare to come across one that infects your machine.
If censorship was not the issue, the logical - and financially beneficial - approach would be for the Icelandic Government to implement regulation, issue licences and follow down the path of most other European countries.
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