Use Misleading Domain Name, Go To Jail?

from the seems-a-bit-excessive dept

Declan McCullough, always on the look out for bad internet-related legal issues, has noticed that a last minute amendment to some (completely unrelated) child abduction legislation would criminalize having a misleading domain name when using it to point to a site with sexual content. The penalty would be two to four years in jail. That certainly seems to be a bit on the extreme side.


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