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[FYI] IP-based Net blocking threatens legitimate sites


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Net blocking threatens legitimate sites  

By Declan McCullagh  

Staff Writer, CNET News.com  

February 19, 2003, 5:36 PM PT  

Government efforts to block offensive Web sites are technically 
problematic and legally worrisome, a new study says.  

The study from Harvard University's Berkman Center highlights how 
modern Web standards have permitted thousands of domain names to 
share one Internet address. It concludes that instead of precisely 
targeting only objectionable sites, attempts to restrict Internet 
addresses with pornographic, political or gambling-related content 
inevitably make legitimate sites unreachable too.  


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