Romney v. the internet

Mitt Romney calls for every computer in America to have an anti-porn filter on it. Details at PrezVid.

  • http://sethf.com/anticensorware/ Seth Finkelstein

    Link broken? I get a “Not Found” error when I follow it.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Sorry, Seth. Fixed now.

  • http://sethf.com/anticensorware/ Seth Finkelstein

    OK, thanks.

    He’s a bit out-of-touch. There’s already a law related to this for ISP’s:

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/ts_search.pl?title=47&sec=230

    ” (d) Obligations of interactive computer service
    A provider of interactive computer service shall, at the time of entering an agreement with a customer for the provision of interactive computer service and in a manner deemed appropriate by the provider, notify such customer that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist the customer in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Such notice shall identify, or provide the customer with access to information identifying, current providers of such protections.”

  • Steve

    You can’t comply with a law that’s incomprehensibly vague.

    I’ll understand how we can limit “…access to material that is harmful to minors,” when panderers to the mythology-based-community can explain to me, in this context, the difference between innocence and ignorance. I doubt that Mr. Romney could adequately explain that difference.

  • chico haas

    Thanks, Seth. I misread Mr. Jarvis’ post. I thought Mitt wanted to ban porn.

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