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Re: Utah governor signs Net-porn bill
- From: Scott Call
- Date: Wed Mar 23 13:30:33 2005
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 Michael.Dillon@radianz.com wrote:
To Quote Peter Tolan (Cowriter of the TV Show "Rescue me") on another
that's EASY: there is hyperconcern for the welfare of
children in Utah,
Finally, someone who recognizes what this bill is
all about. It merely asks ISPs to provide parents
with a filtering tool that cannot be overridden by
their children because the process of filtering takes
place entirely outside the home.
"The idea that government feels they have to regulate this stuff because
the people they're governing can't turn it off is insulting"
Why is it the ISP's responsibility to assume an operational burden of
enforcing the religious morality of one group? I think the phrase
"Chilling effect" has been used in this thread previously, and I believe
it was apt.
If there's a demand to an alternative internet service by, for example,
Mormons, why not start an ISP with filtering, and offer it? Niche
businesses service narrow segments of the market have been very
successful, even if they charge slightly more, based on their specialized
If aol/comcast/rboc/etc see that they are loosing customers to
competition, they may choose to offer similar services or choose to let
the customers go.