Miami and States Crack Down on Child Pornography

June 11, 2008 by David S. Seltzer

State and Federal agencies are cracking down on child pornography in an effort to protect the nation’s young from repeated online victimization. Internet Service Providers, such as Verizon, Time Warner, and Sprint , have announced that they will be spending in excess of $1 million dollars to purge their systems of anything child porn related. For more details see: Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Sprint to Block Child Porn Sites

The question is at the end of the day, how will this really help protect our nation’s youths? Will all the nation’s ISP’s follow suit? Will this become legislation? If the Federal Government steps in, what happens when this is challenged in the court’s over free speech and first amendment issues, just like Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 (2002). This new twist in fighting child pornography is not over...