June 11, 2005

AP Article on XXX domain

I'm quoted:

Will a virtual red-light district help parents curb online porn?

Saturday, June 11, 2005

By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer

NEW YORK -- A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet -- the ".xxx" domain -- is being billed by backers as giving the $12 billion online porn industry a great opportunity to clean up its act.


But given the limited effectiveness of a voluntary ".xxx" for filtering, Internet filtering expert Seth Finkelstein calls ".xxx" no more than a mechanism "to extract fees from bona fide pornographers and domain name speculators." (ICANN also gets an unspecified cut of each registration fee.)

Quite an extensive collection of sources in that article. I'm in interesting company.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in press | on June 11, 2005 11:17 AM (Infothought permalink)
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