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Internet service providers (ISPs) are not going to be forced to block certain websites, the government has announced.

According to Computeractive, legislation that would have made it necessary for broadband firms to filter out access to websites carrying content related to child abuse will not be included in the upcoming Queen's speech.

While some providers already make use of the technology, some smaller bodies have claimed the introduction of such systems would not do anything to restrict those determined to gain access.

However, efforts to tackle the issue are unlikely to end with this decision.

A Home Office representative told the website: "We will continue to urge ISPs to implement blocking, and ask consumers to check with their suppliers that they have done so."

Several MPs recently signed a motion in opposition to plans which would see persistent illegal filesharers disconnected by broadband providers.

Labour's Tom Watson has claimed those accused of the activity must be given "legal redress in a court of law".

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