June 2, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Yudelson's cure for Internet pornography

News comes that Sex sites get a new .xxx home to call their own:

The .xxx domain is for porn sites

A proposal to create net domains ending .xxx has been approved by the body that oversees the net's addressing system.

Sexually explicit sites will be encouraged to move to the new domains to make it easier for people to filter and avoid them.

So how do we sequester pornography onto the .xxx internet without censoring the rest?

There's a simple law that can take care of it (but since it allows porn at all, I doubt congress will pass it, even though most of us parents will support it):

Web sites in the .xxx domain can determine the jurisdiction of choice and corresponding "community standards" for all obscenity suits filed against them.

The result: Anyone who fears they may be prosecuted for *obscentity* in Cincinatti will register in .xxx, so they only have to deal with San Fernando standards.

The various art, literature, health, etc. sites who have worried about "indecency" laws will remain safe.

Parents can safely harbor the illusion that their children will only be exposed to obscenity on street corners and while rifling through their sock drawers, not when they're supposed to be writing a book report.

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