The cyber-safety application and my oppostioin to it.
Dear Sirs, As much as I would agree with certain of the goals stated by this organization I must find myself in opposition to this plan for several reasons. First, given the rule of law in this country and the First Amendment this would be illegal and certainly overthrown by the courts when challenged. We must also remember the lessons learned from prohibition and that any attempt to legislate or impose morality must fail. Recall that alcoholism skyrocketed during that time and it was the birth of organized crime, which still plagues us several decades later, in this country. Consider also that few, if any, other countries in the world would be likely to support and implement this and the resulting schism could result in the fracture and balkanization of the internet and possibly leaving the US isolated from the rest of the world as they rebuilt and routed around the perceived damage and cut us out of the new network. This brings us to the technical issues of redesigning the network protocols from scratch and the massive infrastructure costs involved in upgrading or replacing all the servers, routers, and other equipment that this would require. This might even result in companies and organizations in the US refusing to comply and in ICANN losing its role in managing the network as people and organizations started to ignore the directives issued. Sincerely, Chris Wills _________________________________________________________________ Hotmail® is up to 70% faster. Now good news travels really fast. http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_70faster_032009