Re: Ridiculous Listen, I only said I understood why they did it, I didn't condone it. The way I see it is it gives non-tech parents and businesses, that can't afford or are to stupid to deploy a filter system themselves, the false sense of security that they won't have to monitor their kids or employees. Supposedly, the ISP will do it for them.
Thats where the problem is. It's not the job of the ISP to be a "parent". And just who draws the line in the grey areas that will arise from such a blatantly stupid regulation?
Like I said before, more problematic than it's worth!~
Let's pluck 'im and see if he's ripe!"
- Larry (MEN IN BLACK, 1934)
Re: where are the parents? FUD? Can we say Mark Kline. O that's right, you've got a short term memory. We don't know WHO THEY are monitoring short of they are filtering EVERYONE'S traffic. Hence, the saying goes, assume the worst and hope for the best. IE figure your traffic is amongst that being mined, and hope it isn't. Why that view, well we all know millions of Americans have been victimized. Not to mention, Good OL Georgy Boy's use of an ILLEGAL Child Pornography law (struck down by Supreme Court) to demand and receive rows and rows of identifying search records of people, just for the hell of it. Therefore, put 2 and 2 together, and the evidence doesn't paint a pretty picture. SO back to the topic and my summation. A) Your pathetic excuse for irony failed. B) Your attempt to look intelligent was overshadowed by the first item. C) Let the big boys talk here, it might do you good to listen and read for once. Maybe you'll learn something.
AS per the guy above, Christianity or not founding this country, we definitely don't need religion dictating our governmental morals. As every religion is different, and if we try to go by that, we're never going to get anywhere. Hence, it's best to base society off necessity / Human law, rather than religion. IE stealing, murder, rape, etc are bad for the community as they harm others versus if its a sin, then it should be outlawed.
Saint Paul, MN
Re: .xxx Top Domain
said by pleekmo:Here, here. When will law makers understand that unless they can get everyone on the planet to agree with them there isn't any point. Filtering will never work. Even if you filter ever site out there today, tomorrow there will be more. People who want the content will find the content, or a way to by pass the filters.
Since the Internet is a worldwide entity, such efforts at censorship are doomed to failure.
As others have pointed out this isn't going to be free and someone will have to pick up the cost. That someone will be anyone who has an Internet connection.
How hard does DRM have to bite before business abandon it?