Senate Proposes Labeling Explicit Web Content
“Operators of commercial Web sites with sexually explicit content would have to post warning labels on each offending page or face imprisonment under a new proposal in the U.S. Senate.
“Caving to earlier demands from the U.S. Department of Justice, the 24-page proposed law focuses on a medley of new penalties related to child pornography and other sexual content on the Internet. For instance, Internet service providers that fail to report to authorities any sightings of child pornography on their networks would have to cough up fines that are triple those written into current law: $150,000 for the first violation and $300,000 thereafter.
“Called the Stop Adults’ Facilitation of the Exploitation of Youth Act, or Internet SAFETY Act, the bill actually beefs up the Justice Department’s suggested penalties for negligent Web labelers.”
Anne Broache. Web Labeling Mandate Surfaces In Senate. News.com. June 14, 2006.
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