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And to tell you truth, I think I might be getting off easy (no pun intended, I assure you). I do not host web cams at my site. The reason I mention that is, get this: owner-operators of web cam sites are now required to record and retain, as a file, all live sessions in spirit of keeping with law. We’re talking terabytes (and no, that’s not name of a new porn star) of information storage within scope of one or two months for proto-typical site. That web cam site is going to cost a small fortune in extra hosting quotas.
Now a lot of rational-minded legal folk think that there’s no way that this new interpretation of law will weather judiciary appeal.
That being said, my gripe with law, is not source of my uneasiness. The “bad feeling” stems from fact that I don’t expect this statute, as it pertains to average webmaster, to be thrown out or even reasonably modified. Lately, there just seems to be a rash of adult-unfriendly (and Free Speech-assaulting, mind you) bills and decisions that have passed in state and local legislatures all around country; decisions you wouldn’t have expected to have gone way that they eventually did:
1. The decision to uphold ban on sale of sextoys in states of Alabama, Texas, and Georgia. 2. The passing of watered-down-yet-still-onerous version of original Missouri bill SB 32. 3. The sudden closing of a legal loophole by a New York Appellate Division court; an act that will imminently and without warning shut down a ton of Big Apple adult businesses unless it is repealed.
It seems Bush administration, with U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales prominently in foreground, is truly waging a war on pornography. Let’s hope that this war comes to a better resolution than one in Iraq, so far…(I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. :-))
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