March 05, 2005

Utah Censorware Law (HB 260)

Out of morbid curiosity, I read through the Utah Censorware law's text. (via LISnews)

As from the perennial topics of what-is-porn, and the-Internet-is-global, the real, err, money quote, in the law may be:

(1) (a) Upon request by a consumer, a service provider shall filter content to prevent the transmission of material harmful to minors to the consumer.

(b) A service provider complies with Subsection (1)(a) if it uses a generally accepted and commercially reasonable method of filtering.

That reads to me as having the effect of essentially decoupling price information about censorware from consumer demand. It artificially inflates the market for censorship.

Sigh. Nothing I can do.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on March 05, 2005 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Update: See much new material:

State Of Utah to Provide List Of Free Hardcore Pornography Sites (HB 260)

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein at April 3, 2005 06:19 PM