US Carriers Lay Down Porn Plan

from the more-like-playboy-mobile-than-playmobil dept

Mobile operators have a love-hate relationship with porn. They love the revenues it can generate, but they hate the hassles that come along with it. Now, the CTIA trade group and some US carriers have come up with a set of guidelines for adult content, basically saying they'll have systems and tools to try to keep porn away from kids. The first step is that they'll classify the content in their own portals into what's accessible to people under 18 and those over and force people to prove their age to view it -- sometimes known as the mobile porn license plan -- and will later develop "Internet Content Access Control technologies" -- a fancy term for the filters that generally haven't worked out for other carriers that have tried them. It's pretty debatable if any of these things keep determined kids from seeing any boobies, but if nothing else, they let the carriers tell upset parents "hey, we have tools you could have used" when they complain that little Johnny's mind has been forever warped by the postage-stamp sized image he saw on his phone.


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    matt, Nov 8th, 2005 @ 7:25pm

    lack of brains?

    so now, instead of them focusing on the real problems and making functional phones, fixing up the problems with networks not working together, and many other issues, cellphone companies are going to focus on PORN instead?

    jeezus. Way to pull a blanket over everyone's eyes

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 8th, 2005 @ 7:40pm

    AM vs FM: Dont make me listen to YOUR radio

    Ok, so now porn is sold in brown paper bags... to adults only.

    Where are the parents when kids are surfing the internet? if parents dont want their kids to see something, they should monitor those kids like a hawk! Not make it dificult for others who are responsable adults who occasionaly like to look at an attractive woman other than the one they are married to... or those who believe that just one woman isnt enough.

    I see this as another battle of Darwin's reproductive theory VS church & religion.

     

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    Star5, Nov 8th, 2005 @ 8:20pm

    Re: AM vs FM: Dont make me listen to YOUR radio

    NO PORN AT ALL...MESSES YOU UP!!!!!!

     

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    Bobthealmighty, Nov 8th, 2005 @ 8:55pm

    Re: AM vs FM: Dont make me listen to YOUR radio

    I'd say a little porn is good for everyone - it's how life is (okay, maybe a bit better)
    and anyway, i still can barely see how you can accidentally run int porn on a mobile. I mean come on - you actually have to be looking for it on a phone to get it

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 8th, 2005 @ 11:39pm

    fuck porn

    I don't mind porn but really do we have to have it on every thing we use?
    internet - porn
    Tv porn
    email porn
    whats next porn junk mail in your mailbox porn telemarketers by phone
    "hi I'm jane I was just calling you tonight to ask if you would care to have phonesex with me for an introductory rate of 99 cents per minute"

    come on if your sooo adicted to sex that you need postage stamp sized porn even on your cel phone get help

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 9th, 2005 @ 12:30am

    Re: fuck porn

    in your list, you for got the porn that can be found under your clothes.

     

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    Jared Anderson, Nov 9th, 2005 @ 1:21am

    Re: fuck porn

    lol

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 9th, 2005 @ 8:02am

    Re: fuck porn

    Porn is good for mind and body.

     

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    Newob, Nov 10th, 2005 @ 5:10am

    But wait

    But how will they stop kids from touching themselves? We need more DRM on our phones to stop kids from touching themselves! And if that means we can't say 'fuck' over the phone anymore, so be it.

     

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