We post updates on 1 relevant newsgroup each month. August list. We also post other lists on Usenet. Due to logistics, our politics and Usenet politics, they're on other newsgroups. Lie How the Sex Newsgroups came to exist etc especially the Alt ones is almost never allowed to be explained by the UK media, which could be nick-named "The Brazilian Man In A Hat Syndrome" - you can't be told the total truth about censorship by a media that has censorship! The UK TV regulators then the IBA, now the ITC once famously banned a documentary about protests against the then military government in Brazil because dissidents there made pornographic films to get the message out, the only method the dissidents were allowed. One of the main things the IBA objected to was a man in one of the films "Is wearing a sombrero"!!!
Letter from the Metropolitan Police to the UK ISPs, August 1996
This report may not be copied or reproduced without express permission of the author, David W. Here is my second report on what I found in monitoring the child porn groups in Usenet. Newsgroups: alt.
We have attempted to confirm that the Newsgroups listed currently contain this offensive material but as you will be only too aware the content is continually changing and you will need to satisfy yourself about the nature and content before taking any action. Furthermore, this list is not exhaustive and we are looking to you to monitor your Newsgroups identifying and taking necessary action against those others found to contain such material. As you will be aware the publication of obscene articles is an offence. This list is only the starting point and we hope, with the co-operation and assistance of the industry and your trade organisations, to be moving quickly towards the eradication of this type of Newsgroup from the Internet.