Nine Years Later, Children May Get Web Protection

"In 1998, the U.S. Congress enacted a sweeping Web censorship law that nearly everyone promptly forgot about. Why? The explanation is simple: The American Civil Liberties Union immediately filed a lawsuit to block the U.S. Justice Department, and a federal judge granted an injunction barring prosecutors from enforcing the law. That injunction has been in place ever since. But now that could change. Read on to find out more...

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Author: PV5150
Source: CNET

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lowell A. Reed, Jr. in Philadelphia will hear closing arguments in the Child Online Protection Act case, and a ruling is expected by early 2007.
It's unlikely that Reed will lift the injunction, but it is possible.

The case has already gone up to the U.S. Supreme Court once, at which point the justices asked Reed to evaluate whether the effectiveness of blocking software had changed in the last few years--a crucial question on which much of the case hinges. (That's because the ACLU argues filterware is a less restrictive means than a Net-censorship law.)

If Reed sides with the Bush administration, mainstream Web publishers will have plenty to worry about. COPA makes it a federal crime to knowingly post Web pages that have sexually explicit material that's "harmful to minors." Violators could be fined up to $50,000 and imprisoned for up to six months. That affects far more than just porn producers--even news organisations publishing articles and videos that could be deemed "harmful to minors" might be in trouble.

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21-03-2008, 15:39:28

Deffo, volunteering?

21-03-2008, 15:51:12

It might be too much work but some people might want direct links. (Which would also help on totals)
And for ram wise i think 2gb now is just standard even for low end budget(or maybe thats just me) b/c ddr2 is pretty darn cheap and its not that much more for 1gb to 2gb. And for the higher end i would think at least 4gb, again this is just my two cents

21-03-2008, 15:56:59

Agreed. Spec it up and I'll add it to that thread :)

21-03-2008, 17:15:52


Deffo, volunteering?

Just came up with this list.. Quite good performance.. Maybe mid-range rig?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
Asus P5K SE, iP35
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800)
550w Corsair VX Series PSU
160 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

Just need a case.

21-03-2008, 17:25:06

9600GT over 8800GT 256mb.

21-03-2008, 17:27:36

Ok, changed to a 9600GT seeing as there cheaper

24-05-2008, 09:36:15

i was going to buy vista but don't know wich one to get 32bit or 64 bit can some one help me plz wich one is beter?? =|

24-05-2008, 18:47:53

64bit allows you to use 4GB of ram whereas 32bit is 3.something GB

24-05-2008, 19:01:33

ok thanks so 64 bit is the beter than 32 bit vista thanks mate =)

24-05-2008, 19:24:11

Sorta. I think some apps arn't compatible, at least thats the last time I checked.

But i've heard Vista 64bit + 4GB ram = fast vista.

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