Wednesday, October 19, 2005

xxx: Adult content - New domain beneficial

A potential solution to ending accidental Internet pornography encounters and protecting children from adult content is starting to show promise with the possible implementation of the new domain.
http://www.thelantern.com/media/paper333/news/2005/10/14/Opinion/Adult.Content-1021418.shtml

An rare take - considering the unholy alliances that have sprung up to derail the sandboxing of porn on the Net. To me it's such a natural and brilliant idea. It never occurred to me that the anti-porn people would be the ones to object - I thought it would have been the pornographers - objecting to being shoved away into a xxx ghetto. So now, the pornographers who don't want xxx are hand in hand with the people who don't want pornography! What a joke.

Why would they not want to have porn packed away neatly in a place where they know it is? Guess they prefer to have their children exposed to porn at any random time while surfing rather than having the pornographers safely corralled away where they can block the kids (and any one else's) access to the domain.

To me it's such a no-brainer. Create .xxx, have the hosting services and domain registrars apply pressure to pornographers who refuse to move, and then let the filters loose - if Brazil doesn't want its citizens accessing the domain, they can block it at the country level. Of course what does tht say about free speech and the right of adults to explore their natural sexuality?

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