So I catch this article the other day. I a little terrified at
the idea of the government deciding on appropriate content. Not that this
doesn’t sound good in theory, but in practice, they’ll screw it up royally.
Senators propose labels for adult Web sites
The requirements appear in legislation announced Thursday by two Senate
Democrats, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Max Baucus of Montana, that they say
will “clean up the Internet for children.”
The proposal, which the senators describe as a discussion draft, relies
on the idea of embedding a new tag–such as <L18>–in all Web pages that
the government deems unsuitable for minors. Then future Web browsers used by
minors could be configured to reject L18-labeled Web pages.
Another section of the Cyber Safety for Kids Act of 2007 would require
the owner of any Web site with adult content on it to say so when registering
the domain with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The
owner must also give ICANN the Web site’s Internet Protocol address and other
Oh, if only there was a way to easily indicate an x-rated site.
Something really easy to filter on, like maybe a top level domain. A TLD
could be very easily filtered out, and you’d pretty much know what kind of site
you were headed to when you looked at the URL. Something that industry
would fully support…
ICANN rejects .xxx domain registry
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has rejected a
controversial proposal to create a new .xxx domain suffix for adult Web sites.
Well, never mind.