Utah ISPs want porn

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    A recent law in the state of Utah dictates that ISPs must provide their users with free software to block the list of banned porn sites maintained by the attorney general.

    ISPs have are rebelling against the new directive, complaining that they have been providing X-rated content filters for their customers for years now, and that the new directive does nothing to actually combat porn, except put more costs on the ISPs themselves.

    Utah authorities maintain that the new law is aimed at helping out parents who feel overwhelmed by a world of technology they do not understand, which is quite baffling since there virtually is no profession left on the planet that does not involve the use of a computer at some point or other.

    The list in question also blocks sites by their generic IP, which would also block access to legitimate sites sharing the same servers. In 2003, a similar Pennsylvania law was struck down by a superior court, and the same is bound to happen here, only after extensive legal wrangling, and much money wasted, which the users will eventually be paying for. While their kids keep surfing for porn through proxy sites.

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