Adult content blocks on mobile ISPs

Francis Davey fjmd1a at
Sat Mar 5 08:56:38 GMT 2011

On 5 March 2011 08:38, Ian Batten <igb at> wrote:
> It strikes me that ISPs that offer progressively finer-toothed filters on content run another risk.   If an ISP offers a filtering service as a value-added proposition ("you can buy a phone for your children safe in the knowledge that we are looking after them and keeping them away from all that nasty porn") and their filtering is not (100-epsilon)% effective against said porn, wouldn't the contract holder, in this scenario a parent, have a straight-forward cause of action for non-performance, trade descriptions, etc?

Not if you made sure to word your advertising properly and drafted
your contractual documents with care, no. If you offered a 100%
effective service then (i) you are an idiot (ii) you might well open
yourself to contractual liability. But assuming you have a halfway
competent legal  department you should be able to avoid any such

[snip - sensible comments]

Francis Davey

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