Martin Atkins (mart) wrote in lj_biz,
Martin Atkins

Supreme Court to Review Child Online Protection Act

Reuters has it that the supreme court will review the child online protection act of 1998 , which requires "commercial site operators on the World Wide Web to impose electronic proof-of-age systems before allowing Internet users to view material deemed harmful to minors." It even allows a six-month prison sentence and $50,000 fine for first-time violators.

LiveJournal has had a long-standing stance against being a babysitter, but with punishment like that it might be time to sit up and take notice. Story is linked above so people can form their own opinions. Time for LiveJournal access control systems?


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