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Posted: 8/12/2007 5:25:45 PM EDT
Just going down the slippery slope.

Internet filtering law approved by Senate Committee
Submitted by Adam Thomas on Fri, 2007-08-03 14:17. United States Senate Commerce Committee today passed a bill that would require the to review, within one year of enactment, technology that can help parents manage the vast volume of video and other content on television or the Internet, just a week after Senators made a bipartisan call to implement universal filtering on the Internet.

Free speech groups including the Center for Democracy and Technology expressed concerned that Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 (S. 602) may represent a step toward expanding the FCC's censorship authority to include Internet content.

"It’s an uphill battle for parents trying to protect their kids from viewing inappropriate programming. I believe there is a whole new generation of technology that can provide an additional layer of help for these parents,” the bill's sponsor Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AK) said. “My bill simply lights a fire under the FCC to take a fresh look at new options in the marketplace.”

Within 120 days of the Act becoming law, the FCC will be required to "initiate a proceeding to consider measures to encourage or require the use of advanced blocking technologies that are compatible with various communications devices or platforms."

The law stipulates that FCC's advanced blocking technologies would extend to "a wide variety of distribution platforms, including wired, wireless, and Internet platforms.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who is currently mired in a corruption scandal, is a major proponent of Internet filtering.

"Given the increasingly important role of the Internet in education and commerce, it differs from other media like TV and cable because parents cannot prevent their children from using the Internet altogether," Sen. Stevens said. "The headlines continue to tell us of children who are victimized online. While the issues are difficult, I believe Congress has an important role to play to ensure that the protections available in other parts of our society find their way to the Internet."

http://pressesc.com/news/85603082007/internet-filtering-law-approved-senate-committee
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:28:57 PM EDT

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who is currently mired in a corruption scandal, is a major proponent of Internet filtering.




Tube filters.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:30:18 PM EDT
So when are they shutting down ARFCOM?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:30:44 PM EDT
It will be declared unconstitutional like all of the other similar laws.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:31:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
It will be declared unconstitutional like all of the other similar laws.




Like McCain Feingold?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dance:

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Internet filtering law approved by Senate Committee. It's for the children

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Impossible to effectively work....

I've noticed a rise in proxy servers around the net and they aren't limited to a few networks, even major transit providers are seeing an increase in these types of net access.

I could get rich, simply by setting up a global proxy that is both anonymous and beyond the reach of the fed and other entities.

It can't be done on a larger, wider scale and it will only get worse once IPV6 is fully in place.

Currently, we are on IPv4, some of us are using IPv6 tunneled to IPv4 for r&d purposes but once Ipv6 is fully operational worldwide, this "law" will be rendered useless.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:38:21 PM EDT
A law that requires the "review" of technology. Another meaningless law meant to pander to specific voters.

I'd also like to know what parents can keep their children from "altogether" watching tv. Give me a break. I guess the parents that keep their kids chained up in a closet might be able to do that.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:32:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 8:37:59 PM EDT by aaron_fsp]


Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who is currently mired in a corruption scandal, is a major proponent of Internet filtering.



This Ted Stevens?

youtube.com/watch?v=EtOoQFa5ug8
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:44:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeS369:
A law that requires the "review" of technology. Another meaningless law meant to pander to specific voters.

I'd also like to know what parents can keep their children from "altogether" watching tv. Give me a break. I guess the parents that keep their kids chained up in a closet might be able to do that.




I shot mine


The kids will have too much to do with the horses and cows, and shooting game for supper
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