Internet Porn Block Plans 'Impossible' Say ISPs

UK Internet Service Providers (ISP) have said that government plans to block access all pornographic sites on the Internet are "technically not possible".

The announcement comes just days after UK communications minister Ed Vaizey declared his intention to encourage ISPs to block access to pornographic websites 'at source' in order to protect children.

BBC News reports that the Internet services providers association (ISPA) has said that it will likely be impossible to block access to pornographic material on the Internet, and that the plans are only effective in "preventing inadvertent access".

ISPA secretary general Nicholas Lansman said in a statement: “ISPA firmly believes that controls on children's access to the Internet should be managed by parents and carers with the tools ISPs provide, rather than being imposed top-down.”

“Online safety is a priority issue for the Internet industry and ISPA will be discussing the options available to protect children with Government,” he added.