Want P2P? Parental permission first

By on July 26, 2003, 6:15 AM
A bill introduced Thursday in Congress would require file-swapping companies to get parental permission before allowing minors to use their services.

The bill, called the Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography (P4) Act and sponsored by Reps. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., and Chris John, D-La., would require the Federal Trade Commission to regulate peer-to-peer networks and take steps to ensure that children aren't accidentally coming across porn.

The bill's sponsors said as many as 40 percent of all files traded on the networks are porn.

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Phantasm66 said:
Yeah, yeah, yeah.Ever seen that scene in South Park where Stan, Kyle and Cartman sit down in front of the internet and access porn, their exact words are:"You must be 18... blah, blah, blah...."You think any kid is going to bother asking their parents, just because a message on the screen asks them to? Get real.
young&wild said:
The congress is full of crap. I believe there's a hidden agenda too, to try to minimize mp3 downloads.
acidosmosis said:
Well let's see. Computers are never wrong. They can guess the person's age that is sitting in front of the computer. Or perhaps our little minds are too simple to realize that the Enter button will work regardless of how old we are. Next thing you know P2P will require a credit card as a form of ID.
Phantasm66 said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by acidosmosis [/i]Next thing you know P2P will require a credit card as a form of ID. [/quote] Don't say that out loud!!!! Someone might hear you!Don't give anyone any ideas. I am convinced (no joke) that someone from the RIAA reads these forums, as well as Slashdot, etc...
XtR-X said:
Lol, yeah I saw that South Park ep.... or was it in a movie?Lol, "Are you 18?" "Yes."It's gonna be like that... Click if you are 18.... boom ur on.
acidosmosis said:
LOL sorry. I take that back. It's a BAD idea .. *looks around*.
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