OPPOSED. This is an attempt to hide the stench of internet censorship behind a respectable sounding front.
This is a front for the agenda of CP80.org, which seeks to impose their censorship agenda by forcing radical changes on the architecture of the internet. This petition speaks of cultural and religious groups, as if they mean ALL cultural and religious groups, but what they mean is a cultural/religious group consisting only of the mormon church, acting out in embarrassment at the recent revelation that the state with the most mormons is also the state with the highest consumption of porn. This is purely and simply an attempt to gain influence in order to censor and restrict. I believe strongly in an internet free of censorship. When I want tolerance for what I choose to use the net for, that means that I have to tolerate what others use it for, even if I don't like or choose that use. If that means that my freedom to research also means that there's naked pictures, so be it. It's a bargain at any price. I am also not ignorant enough to buy the fundamental assertion that protecting minors from nudity should happen by eliminating nudity. Net nanny and many programs like it exist so that concerned parents can monitor and restrict what their children see and do online. This is a local and personal responsibility, not one that should be distributed to the entire internet. The entire world is not obligated to change to protect the few, when they are too ignorant and apathetic to protect themselves. Andrew Wiesmann