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Internet Providers To Block Child Porn Sites

Verizon, Sprint, Time Warner

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Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement with New York officials to ban access to child pornography.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the Internet service providers will block access to child pornography newsgroups and remove the content from their servers.

The agreements will affect customers in New York and in the rest of the country. Talks are ongoing to get other Internet service providers to adopt the same policy.

"The I.S.P.s’ point had been, ‘We’re not responsible, these are individuals communicating with individuals, we’re not responsible,’" Cuomo told the New York Times referring to Internet service providers.

The companies will also pay $1.125 million to help support efforts to rid child porn from the Internet.

"By shutting down offending newsgroups and contributing to funds that will combat child pornography online, we are working to remove this content permanently," said Verizon Deputy General Counsel Tom Dailey.

"No one is saying you’re supposed to be the policemen on the Internet, but there has to be a paradigm where you cooperate with law enforcement, or if you have notice of a potentially criminal act, we deem you responsible to an extent," Cuomo said.

"This literally threatens our children, and there can be no higher priority than keeping our children safe."
 

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  • Guest

    is it me or is this a blatent attempt to manage our freedom of speech?
    the gov’t will decide what is appropriate for us to view. sound like china? sound like population control. and what genious decided to start with child porn? who has the balls to speak against such a policy. wait for the first person to do so, so they be labeled a pedophile. wait for the variety of definitions like democratic, barrack, and who knows what else will be censored. if your not scared, you are not paying attention.

  • jean

    i really wanted that site (the one i mentioned in my subject) to be banned…well, honestly, i am there…my nude pics where posted..the photographer who took it let me signed a contract, that my nude pics will only be used in as an CGI object/anime effects…but to my suprise, wow! i could even stare at my single pics posted there…i was so depressed that i just dont know what to do…=(

    can you help me out..?=(
    please…=( i know i had my bad also…but it should not be posted there…it’s not in the contract i signed….=(

    please do help me…=(

  • Rodger Francke

    Hello,

    I just wanted to tell you that Yahoo allows anyone to type in child porn and it will take you to a web site. I understand that we are going to spend 1,000,000 to fight child porn,but all we need to do is anyone who types in child porn and it takes you to that web site it freezes it then we don’t need to spend this small amount because that will not help at all. 40% of people who uses the web site are involve with kids in a bad way. There unhealthy and there for we need to make the decision for them.

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