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Re: Utah governor signs Net-porn bill

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Tue Mar 22 22:40:56 2005

joshua sahala wrote:

On (22/03/05 20:41), Steven J. Sobol wrote:

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Owen DeLong wrote:

Were I running an ISP of which Utah subscribers were not a large portion
of my customer base, I would probably seriously consider simply
disconnecting all of my Utah customers.


Of course, you're making sure none of the web servers under your purview are reachable from Utah either.


well, actually, it sounds as if that would be your (the utah isp's)
responsibility - unless the state of utah starts trying to apply its
law(s) to other states (countries)...

NO, see 76-10-1233(1) "A content provider that is domiciled in Utah,
or generates or hosts content in Utah, "...

That's why I mentioned that hosters, and other content generating
companies of any kind, will have to move out of the state.
The reason that generic hosting facilities have to move is obvious,
since nobody screens users -- web pages, blog comments, etc.

Why other businesses? For example, no drug companies or pharmacies
can have their businesses in Utah; they sell contraceptives, and
generate information too sensitive for the tender eyes of minors.

Since this law takes effect in January, 2006, the time to begin moving
your company is Real Soon Now.

Unless you just happen to have FELONY bail bond sitting around cash on hand -- typically $100,000 -- and plenty of funds for lawyers.

William Allen Simpson
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