Minnesota Gives In; Won't Block Gambling Sites
from the good-for-them dept
Back in April, the state of Minnesota tried to force ISPs to block certain gambling websites. Similar attempts had been tried in a few other states, and quickly shot down by the courts — and it didn’t take long for a lawsuit to emerge in Minnesota. However, the good news is that the state has apparently agreed to back down rather than trying to fight a bogus and costly lawsuit. Basically, it sounds like enough lawyers explained to state officials that their likelihood of winning was pretty slim — so the state just folded. At least they didn’t keep trying to waste taxpayer money trying to fight for such censorship.
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Comments on “Minnesota Gives In; Won't Block Gambling Sites”
Would it be too much to ask...
…for other states and organizations to learn a lesson from this?
Yes. You have to think of the children. And re-election. And what about Internet bullies? And piracy?
ISPs are civilization’s last line of defense agains the barbarian hordes!
I beleive Minn. got burned already by grandstanding issues that are proven unconstitutional. Case in point, Jack Thompson-style video game legislation that they tried to ram through and got slapped down by the court.
At least they are learning from their mistakes which is more than I can say for some other states.
If it looks like a Canadian, smells like a Canadian, and talks like a Canadian….
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They do sound just aboot the same now, don’t they?
It would be hard to control that problem, their are still perpetrators who will make some access. Because of the big taxes generated out from it.