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[FYI] Filterkritik von Justiz ausgenutzt
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly recruiting
critics of filtering software to help it defend a controversial
anti-pornography law in court.
The Justice Department's reasoning is simple: If products like
Cyberpatrol and Surfwatch are so badly flawed that they don't block
what they should, then the judge in the case should uphold a federal
law making it a crime to post erotica online instead.
"What they want me for is a kind of technical assault on filtering
software, but the end result is that nothing can protect kids on the
Web except some kind of blanket age restriction," says John Bowes, an
associate professor at the University of Washington. "I don't like
filtering, but I dislike age restrictions even more."