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Things I am passionate about. Injustice, stupidity, intolerance, bigotry and small-mindedness. Oh and there might just be some humor to offset the whole thing.

Court Strikes Down Age Verification For Adult Sites

Posted by morganwrites on January 12, 2008

Here’s a story that will make your hair curl.

How Appealing reports that a court has struck down age verification requirements for porn sites, as a First Amendment violation. Here is the ruling.

While the average reader here has never been to such a site, porn has been a driving force in the economics and technology of the Net. The age verification requirements of U.S.C. Title 18, Section 2257 were yet another attempt to regulate to death what the government can’t outright prohibit.

The requirements intruded on the privacy and safety of performers and created headaches for sites like flickr and photobucket that host these types of images. It has long been thought that the requirements wouldn’t hold up in court, but this is the first actual ruling.

It’s enough to make one scream.

MorganLighter

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