U.S. Court strikes down Internet porn law

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#1

"PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) – A federal judge on Thursday dealt another blow to government efforts to control Internet pornography, striking down a 1998 U.S. law that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to let children access “harmful” material.

In the ruling, the judge said parents can protect their children through software filters and other less restrictive means that do not limit the rights of others to free speech.

Technology experts said parents now have more serious concerns than Web sites with pornography. For instance, the threat of online predators has caused worries among parents whose children use social-networking sites such as News Corp.'s MySpace.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a temporary injunction in 2004 on grounds the law was likely to be struck down and was perhaps outdated."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/03/22/internet.blocking.ap/index.html


I’m not sure how I feel about the ruling in its entirety, but I do feel that parents should ultimately bear the burden of policing their children’s online activities.


#2

The last I saw was that kids as young as 10yrs old are running around on the streets of Sydney in gangs, performing violent crimes, experimenting with drugs, etc,etc.

Good parents are supervising their kids - These kids don’t need the stupid laws
Bad parents don’t give a rats arse and probably leave their credit card lying around anyway :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

Spare the rod spoil the child is what i grew up to. Go to jail now for it here in USA.