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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    A federal judge in Philadelphia struck down a 1998 law today that made it a crime for Web sites to allow children to access material deemed “harmful.”

    The ruling, which will likely be appealed to the Supreme Court, represents a second major setback in federal efforts to control Internet pornography, after a similar law was struck down by the high court in 1997.

    Senior Judge Lowell Reed Jr. of the Federal District Court ruled that the law was ineffective, overly broad and at odds with free speech rights. He added that there are far less restrictive methods, including software filters, that parents can use to control their children’s Internet use.

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/22/us/22cnd-porn.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Senior Judge Lowell Reed Jr. of the Federal District Court ruled that the law was ineffective, overly broad and at odds with free speech rights. He added that there are far less restrictive methods, including software filters, that parents can use to control their children’s Internet use.
    Probably watches a good bit of porn himself. However, I do agree that it does seem overly broad and software filters along with just talking to your child about the internet should really be enough.

    Then again visiting myspace theres a lot of sexualized ads - maybe its because my settings have me set as over 18.
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    Laugh

    Give it a month and the headline will read Federal Judge with 150GB of Porn on Hard Drive.

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