The block, which would force porn sites to implement systems verifying users are over 18, was supposed to come into force on July 15.

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The UK's impending porn age-block is to be postponed for six months due to a bureaucratic tussle with the European Union.

Sky News first reported that the block was to be delayed on Thursday morning, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright then confirmed the delay in the House of Commons.

The legislation behind the porn block was introduced in 2017 as part of the Digital Economy Act.

The new rules would force porn websites to implement systems verifying their users are over 18, or risk being blocked in the UK.

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