ICANN approves .XXX red-light district for the Internet

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Mar 26 16:43:11 CDT 2011

> US Code TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 71 > § 1470
> http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/usc_sec_18_00001470----000-.html

That law includes the phrase "knowing that such other individual has not 
attained the age of 16 years."  That's why porn sites have a home page 
that asks you how old you are.  As far as I can tell from looking for case 
law, all the 1470 cases are basically child molestation cases where the 
1470 count was piled on in addition to the real charges, unrelated to kids 
looking for porn sites.

So, in short, there's no problem for .XXX to solve.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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