South Carolina attempts to repeal Rule 34

Stephen Satchell list at
Tue Dec 20 14:37:50 UTC 2016

On 12/19/2016 11:39 PM, Jay Hennigan wrote:
> Break out the popcorn.

"A bill pre-filed this month by state Rep. Bill Chumley would require
sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other
devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content."

1.  Buy computer without the $20 tax
2.  Erase operating system
3.  Install Linux Mint (or one's favourite distribution)

"The bill would fine manufacturers that sell a device without the
blocking system..."

How about if the manufacturer doesn't install an operating system?

Getting this vaguely back to NANOG territory, this is a far greater
improvement over the "plan" to have ISPs block the traffic on their side
of the customer/ISP interface.  THAT is just an invitation to pick up a
mallet and play whack-a-mole...

(N.B.: if this were extended to other states, like Nevada, then stores
like Suzie's in Reno would only increase their business selling porn DVDs.)

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