If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy
dcstone writes "The Detroit Free Press reports that the failure of a Michigan law designed to protect children from adult email has disappointed Michigan parents who expected the state to protect their child from inappropriate email.
"What was the whole point in signing up if it's not doing any good? Is this just the legislature and the governor trying to look good and tough, but in the end, just kicking up dust?" said Talia Goetting, a Ferndale mother of an 8-year-old, who now scans her daughter's e-mails before allowing her to read them. "I'm doing what I hoped was going to be done by the registry. I feel like they're duping people."
Others are raising issues about the enforceability of the law and its impact on the rights of commercial speakers trying to reach their audiences via email.
A great opportunity to consider what it means to make promises to parents and the actual effectiveness of laws that control speech to protect the children.