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Monday, August 29, 2005

Strange Bedfellows United Against XXX Net Domain

Paul McMasters of the Freedom Forum notes the odd coincidence of interests between pornography opponents and pornography producers in opposing creation of a new XXX domain on the Internet.

"The anti-porn groups say a .xxx domain would make Net porn legitimate, increase the amount of such material and reduce the pressure on the U.S. government to go after pornographers. 'The .xxx domain proposal is an effort to pander to the porn industry and offers nothing but false hope to an American public which wants illegal pornographers prosecuted, not rewarded,' said Patrick Trueman of the Family Research Council.
"For their part, some adult content providers voiced concern that the industry might be forced to give up lucrative dot-com real estate and be 'zoned' to the margins of Internet traffic — or that the move might be turned into a tool for regulation or prosecution."


Go here for the full column.