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Two sysops running a porno BBS in California are sent to jail in
Tennessee for offending the Bible belt standards.
The Government's Keys
To keep an eye on drug smugglers and child pornographers, the FBI,
NSA, and Justice Department insist they need master keys to
all our electronic communications...just to be on the safe side.
A Stalker in Cyberspace
A college student posts horrific rape and snuff stories to the Net.
The FBI finds them so horrific that he is thrown in jail.
The Unruly Bookstore
Prodigy promotes itself as a family oriented online service...so
the court finds it liable for whatever is posted to its system.
Inquisition on the Net
The Church of Scientology has its own censorship campaign...run
by a well funded team of lawyers.
The Barnum of Cyberporn
Marty Rimm's farcical cyberporn study made the Internet out
to be a giant smut network...it also made it to the cover of
Time and the floor of the Senate.
Bomb recipes exist in encyclopedias, books, and government
publications...on the Net, Senators say, they must be banned.
The New Comstock
Nevermind the First Amendment, Exon has seen the smut and he
is determined to enforce "decency"...with jail sentences.
A Compass for Cyberspace
Exon and his impassioned call to save our children and ourselves
against "indecent" speech is nothing new. Kings and priests and
politicians have attacked each new medium as an instrument of the
devil...from the printing press on up.