For years I've wanted the FCC to step in and censor the Internet and now it looks like it may actually happen. In a brilliant move, the FCC is planning to auction an unused piece of 25 megahertz wireless spectrum under the restrictions that the winner provide free wireless Internet access and censor obscene content.
If the FCC's plans come to fruition, 90% of Americans will have access to Free Internet service that's free of pornography and obscene material. The only people PAYING for Internet service will be businesses, and people seeking obscene materials. Within a few years being a private citizen paying for Internet service will itself be considered grounds for an investigation.
What family will stretch their budget to pay for an Internet connection, if the only valid reason for paying for it is if you were seeking obscene and illegal materials? Combined with the fresh interest in enforcing obscenity laws, American access to pornographic material would be returned to 1950's access levels, where it was a rare and shameful thing, hard to find and a humiliation if others learned you were viewing it.
The pendulum is swinging and the permissive whores debasing our culture with obscenity are being marginalized again.
Alexander Cornswalled, Internet's Porn Death Watch 43 Comments
[10/22/2008 2:39:20 AM]
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Submitted By: Nick