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[Fwd: ICRA Platform Release]
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- Subject: [Fwd: ICRA Platform Release]
- From: Kristian Köhntopp <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 14:37:31 +0100
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Wieso klingt das wie ein Spam?
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Subject: ICRA Platform Release
You'll recall that earlier this year you helped us by testing the ICRA
labelling system - the one that's superseding RSACi? Guess what - the
real thing is now available - and you're one of the very first people
I'm telling about it! The new labelling system is available now in
English with the German, French and Spanish versions due for launch
early in the new year.
Governments, parents and pressure groups the world over are talking
about filtering internet content. It's an issue which is not going
to go away, so make sure you're in control of the way your web site
is perceived and filtered.
The ICRA labelling system is designed to help to protect minors from
harmful or offensive material whilst preserving free speech on the
internet. I believe that the self-labelling system offered by ICRAachieves
both of those aims. Just visit http://www.icra.org and click "label your
web site here". You've seen most of the questionnaire before!
Below are the answers to some questions I think you're likely to ask:
Q. Why bother to label an e-commerce site?
A. So that no one will block access to it by default.
Q. Why bother to label a child-friendly site?
A. So that search engines looking for child friendly sites can easily
identify your site as being suitable.
Q. Why bother to label an adult site?
A. So parents can effectively prevent their children accessing your
site and to show that self-regulation works.
Q. Why bother to label any site?
A. All other things being equal, an ICRA labelled site is more likely
to be trusted than an unlabelled one.
Q. Is the new ICRA system backwards compatible with RSACi?
A. Yes. In fact, the new ICRA label includes an RSACi element to
Q. What can read a new ICRA label?
A. Microsoft Internet Explorer 4+ and (in the UK) OnDigital's Net box.
Q. What else?
A. ICRA is actively developing a range of new filtering systems both
directly and through third parties. These will all read the new
labels and allow users to incorporate "allow" and "disallow" lists.
Expect announcements in the spring.
Everything else you could possibly want to know is available on the
ICRA web site at http://www.icra.org. As ever your comments and
feedback will be very welcome through email@example.com.
Thank you for your continuing support
Internet Content Rating Association