Accodring to techeye.net:
German NGO AK Zensur (Working Group Censorship) revealed a hitherto unknown document from the Council of the European Union. The document, directed to the Multidisciplinary Group on Organised Crime (MDG) proposes establishing filters to block child pornography.
All “for the children”…
The law created a political backlash in Germany [...] Germans are rather sensitive to that matter, due to having had two totalitarian regimes on its soil in the 20th century.
At least Germany can see a connection between censorship and totalitarianism.
Apart from fears concerning censorship, the law was also heavily criticised by victim organisations. Former child abuse victims declared that blocking access to content is no use in combatting online child pornography – the government should instead work on seizing, deleting and prosecuting perpetrators.
Actually, it would be a pleasant surprise if they actually focused on criminals that were actually harming children rather than chasing after everyone who has a fantasy that is not government approved.