Anti-porn sentiment in the government continues to stand firm despite rallying efforts from the Free Speech Coalition and choice members of the porn industry. The US General Attorney's office has asked a federal judge to dismiss the group's challenge of the revised regulations.
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Rhett Pardon writes a disconcerting development on how government is implementing control over online porn. According to a recently introduced bill -- namely HR 4059 -- to Congress, it states that porn site owners and even payment service providers are liable for not providing age verification systems into their sites.
Assuming President Bush signs the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, S. 17 as planned, ISPs will shoulder the responsibility of policing 'hash marks' of known child pornography content.
The iPhone has certainly been labeled as a boost for the adult industry which is continuously looking for more ways of selling content to consumers, though one issue that is likely to emerge for content providers is how they monitor the age of users.
Though somewhat of a gimmick tied to the mainstream movie "Zach and Miri Make a Porno", the idea of a porn star identification widget seems to be a popular viral marketing technique for promoting the movie on social networks such as MySpace and Facebook. You can also upload your ID to the Zach and Miri website, and share your pornstar status with other fans of the movie.
Some guy in New York who was dumb enough to leave his laptop on top of his car, was at least intelligent enough to be able to utilize a remote access program on his stolen computer to check in on how the thief was using his missing device.
The sides may have been tilted in Ron Jeremy's favor as he appeared before a college audience to debate with a porn addict claiming the adult industry does not do enough to shield kids from watching illicit content, but Michael Leahy still seemed to overlook much of what the industry has done to enact warnings and restrictions against the sale of porn to minors.
Scott Charney, Microsoftâ€™s corporate vice president for Trustworthy Computing, explains that his company is diligently assessing the benefits and practicality of implementing an identity verification system that is tied to existing governmentally administered ID systems such as your driver's license or social security card.