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||Sun, July 9, 2000 at 6:58 PM GMT (Sun, July 9, 2000 at 1:58 PM CDT)
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||re: Hmmm. . .
< The last step is to open it up to anyone who wants an available |
< This quote refers to the .com domain that is left emptied, after
domain owner has his site transfered to the adult-only TLD.
< I wonder what
non-sex site you can envision setting itself up on
< Blowjob.com or AssShots.com.
Have you reeeeally thought your plan
< out carefully?
No, I was refering to
the unregistered .xxx sites. I don't presume to envision what happens to any
name on any TLD. I want to establish a TLD for pornography and provide incentives
to more there. I have reason to believe that the porn industry wants their
<< There should be no policing of the domains by the internet
If the US wants to prohibit companies from exhibiting
<< pornography outside
the adult TLD then the US government is free
< to pass and enforce such laws.
< You say this with such laxness. Personally, I don't want my
to tell me that pictures of naked people are illegal.
< Do you?
the US government can't. The US Supreme court defines most pronography as established
by community standards. Child pornography is an example of an exception.
It is difficult to apply community standards to the internet. The case law
can be a problem. I remember a case where a satilite broadcast was shutdown
because it violated the community standards somewhere in Louisiana. The community
standards of the origin and a lot of other communities were not violated but there
was no way to limit the broadcast. A similar problem exists on the internet.
It is a thorny legal issue being persued over online gambling. A Navada site
where gambling is legal is accessed by a cop in New York where it is illegal.
The Nevada site is sued by New York attorney general. The sites opening page
requires you to affirm that gambling is legal were you are. The cop lied.
The last I heard, the courts said the opening page was not enough.
answer you question, no I don't want the government doing that. I wish to guarentee
your unlimited right to post naked pictures of adults in the .xxx or .sex or .whatever
domain without fear of prosecution. Post them in the .com domain at your own
risk. If you do so in another domain, you may or may not be prosecuted and
you may or may not win. If you are prosecuted and you win, you are still out
a ton of money. I don't think those in the business of pornography would want
to take that risk.