John McCain Introduces Bill to Apply Obscenity Reporting to All Forms of Internet Communication


These types of individuals or businesses would be required to file reports: any Web site with a message board; any chat room; any social-networking site; any e-mail service; any instant-messaging service; any Internet content hosting service; any domain name registration service; any Internet search service; any electronic communication service; and any image or video-sharing service.

But how oh how can they force the law through? Ah – the What About The Children card:

The legislation, … would also require Web sites that offer user profiles to delete pages posted by sex offenders.

Yes of course kiddie porn, et al. is illegal and awful and terrible. But this isn’t being restricted to just that. It is extended into obscenity law which is always murky and ends in the usual I know it when I see it. sentiment.

I say fuck that shit.

They want obscenity?  How about a war that might just cost us 1 trillion dollars. That’s obscene.

How about the majority of children sexually assaulted each year are victimized by people that they know – usually family members. That’s obscene.

Where’s the War on Terror angle? I was really hoping for that in here as well.

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