How Cuomo's Anti-Child Porn Efforts Will Make The Child Porn Problem Worse

from the driving-it-underground dept

In discussing NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's success in getting ISPs to block a list of child porn sites and newsgroups, we noted that it wouldn't do a damn thing to stop child porn. The reality is that it may actually make the problem worse. It turns out that these efforts to make it harder to access child porn have serious unintended consequences: basically, those involved with child porn still have plenty of ways to access it, but it's much more underground than before. It makes it that much harder for law enforcement officials to track down those actually responsible and to stop child porn at its source. Again, it's a noble goal to try to stop child porn, but making ISPs block access to sites isn't the answer. And, the fact that those ISPs are admitting that they're blocking more than just the list makes those unintended consequences even worse. What Cuomo has done is make it harder to stop child pornography while also opening the door to others censoring the internet.

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    cynikaljackal, 11 Jun 2008 @ 5:58pm

    Separate Us

    Separation my friends...separation! Separate us all! Let like terms live together. No more protests, no more wars, no more racism, no more...The bigger the group, the less 'democracy and integration' go together. The State is becoming more powerful than the governed. Let every man live on their own island happily and peacefully with whatever virtue they choose. The strong shall surely survive while the weak wither and die. E.g If people want to be gay, no need to hate them, simply put them on their island and let them be gay; nature will take it's course and they'll eventually become extinct due to lack of procreation. Child molestors? Let them grow their own kids and share amongst themselves (on their own island). Isn't that all the fighting is about...pushing our individual/collective ideals?

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