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Pennsylvania law: ISPs must block child porn

By Phantasm66
Mar 19, 2002
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  1. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    a clinical definition of a Paedophile/ Pediophile is:
    adult with a preference for "prepubescent" children, which why it so heinous!
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    That is a very good description, though it avoids the problem, what of the "children" who have reached puberty, but under the age of consent?
    What do you call/do with a person interested in them?

    That is part of what I tried to put my finger on in my first post in this thread...

    .02$
     
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    You know I have one question. All of you who have spent any time in newsgroups have seen this, all the topics that aren't appropriate in there, but why can't the ISP's or SOMEONE close those certain groups from the usenet ? Mabee I don't undersand but I know that one news service caries certain headers while others don't. Shouldn't they be required to shut off access to those illegal topics and posts ??
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    That would require the groups to be moderated, which takes time, and time costs money... You can put filters on, but they'll be bypassed quickly...
    Quite a few ISP's block access to groups known to carry childporn, but aside from that it's little they can do...

    So it's easier to block groups rather than individual topics/posts...

    To delete a group it'll have to be deleted from all servers, which won't happen, as there are private servers out there/servers located in countries who doesn't care etc....
     
  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Hey Phantasm66,

    Don't know where you live but I live in the Atlanta, GA area and just recently they busted 2 people for child porn the same way you said. They brought their PC in for repair and the store owner found the images and turned them in. When I fix anyones computer, I also do a quick search for such things, I have never found anything thank God, but I would probably report them. Thanks for your post, I didn't want to feel like the only one who would turn someone in, friend or not.
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Take this forum for instance

    They would need people employed to do that.
    People adapt. How do you automatically ban "L0l17@ pRon" from a usegroup??? They will just change how these disgusting things are talked about...
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Its not directed at anyone in particular. Its directed at EVERYONE. I didn't find anything questionable in your post at all. You merely asked for a clarification. And there are others who have put forward arguments that are infinitely worse....

    There was recently a university professor who wrote a paper claiming that we should rethink the child sex laws..... He talked a lot about Roman society where children were often used by adults, by due to cultural norms this was not perceived as abuse, either by the adults or the children.

    That is, of course, utter BS. And in writing this, that fellow is doing a lot of damage. That's like sending a message to thugs that muggings are acceptable. Of course they are not.

    We all, as intelligent and good people, have to work hard to create a world where this sort of thing does not happen.
     
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Re: Take this forum for instance

    Well, they could get voluntary help from the Children@risk program, though they'd need a huge amount of voluntary people to cover all the groups...

    BTW: if you ever come across any childporn on the net, report it at the above link!
    They do something about it!
     
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Re: Re: Take this forum for instance

    Score one for the good guys!

    Check it out here!

     


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