Tuesday, August 16

Bush administration objects to new .xxx -domain

In the midst of all the miss-information, it seems the truth about the triple-x top-level domain is out. I believe all it will do is increase the exposure and propagation of pornography, domestically and worst yet, internationally.

C|Net is reporting that the Bush administration has objected to the creation of this new .xxx domain, because of concerns about a virtual red-light district reserved exclusively for Internet pornography.

Here is a valid concern by Brazil's United Nation representative that we should take into account.
At a recent United Nations summit on the Internet, Brazil's representative charged that ICANN was not responsive enough to the needs of developing countries: "For those that are still wondering what triple-X means, let's be specific, Mr. Chairman. They are talking about pornography. These are things that go very deep in our values in many of our countries. In my country, Brazil, we are very worried about this kind of decision-making process where they simply decide upon creating such new top-level generic domain names."
Funny how Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., told a federal commission that .xxx was necessary to force adult Webmasters to "abide by the same standard as the proprietor of an X-rated movie theater." But, the fact is that the triple-x domain is a voluntary domain. No one is going to be required to have that domain, and even if they do, so what? How does that help?

It would be much better if the courts would stop interfering with obscenity laws, and allow the people to control it through legislation, as has been tried time and time again. How about this novel idea--enforce current obscenity laws!

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