Utah Internet providers could earn 'G-rating'

A Post Over @ Slashdot points the way to a Story on a new law in Utah. Internet service providers could earn a state-approved "G-rating" for filtering content and insuring that users could not access pornography under provisions in a bill heard by a House committee on Monday.
HB407, sponsored by Rep. Michael Morley, R-Spanish Fork, would require the Utah Division of Consumer Protection to create a designation for providers who prevent access to "prohibited" material. After attaining the "seal of approval," providers would be subject for fines up to $10,000 for violating requirements.

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Uhhhh what now?

So wait, let me get this straight.

An ISP goes through the time and trouble and fights against the futility of filtering the internet. (Protip: Go outside the country, preferably to someplace without an "ABC" style alphabet. There, you will usually be able to access porn. Israel is pretty good for that.)

So they do that, they filter, they get their G rating. And their reward is that if someone breaks it, they get hit with a $10,000 fine?

Talk about setting yourself up for failure.

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