[LINK] child protection related stories
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:22:16 +1100 (EST)
Some stories revolving around the child protection issue.
Yahoo: Tougher on piracy than child porn?
Internet piracy is apparently given a higher priority by Yahoo than
protecting children online, it emerges this week, as the Internet
portal has reportedly removed 13 chatrooms found to be trading
encryption techniques, while ignoring hundreds of pedophile groups
that it was alerted to six months ago.
Woe Ahead for South Oz' Pornies
A proposed law in South Australia directed at "offensive" online
content has the entire Internet sector quaking.
Censorship won't hurt industry: Cerf
CIPA CAN'T FILTER LAWSUIT
The ACLU and several library associations will reportedly
file twin lawsuits on March 20 in an effort to overturn the
Children's Internet Protection Act. The new law, which
Congress passed late last year, mandates software filters in
schools and libraries. The ACLU and numerous interested
parties, however, want the new law struck down on First
Amendment and due-process grounds.
CDA PROTECTS AOL IN CHILD PORN SUIT
The Florida State Supreme Court has ruled that the
Communications Decency Act shields AOL from liability for
illegal transactions on its site. AOL was being sued by a
Florida woman whose 11 year old son appeared in a child
pornography tape sold by one AOL user to another. Opinion
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Gambling ban feasible: report
A BAN on internet gambling is technically possible, and the
enforcement costs could be borne by service providers, a draft report
'Hands off' net says top regulator
GOVERNMENTS need to adopt a more hands-off approach to the internet
if the online economy is to flourish, a senior official from the US
Federal Trade Commission has told an Australian audience.
Privacy Awards: The Good and Bad
Awards time at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference is a
mixed bag. The Pioneer awards go to those who protect people's
rights; the Big Brother awards, well, they speak for themselves.
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