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Comment: Get it right. (Score 2, Funny) 150

by Stabilis (#17131662) Attached to: The DOJ's New Spin on Blocking Software
Let's start by getting a few things straight. According to recent numbers about just how many web pages there are on the Internet, the statistic that only 1% of those pages contain pornographic material means that there are over 600 million pages with pornographic content. That is definitely a problem. As to Puls4r's statement that this is primarily a religious or moral issue I say examine the facts. Studies show that pornography is one of the most addictive substances known to man. We have passed law after law to protect minors from addictive substances like alcohol, tobacco and other drugs - but done nothing to protect them from Internet pornography. We are raising a generation of porn and sex addicts, which may very well lead to an increase in deviant sexual behavior. Teens growing up with pornography develop unhealthy and incorrect attitudes about sex, women and relationships in general. Some studies show that eventually porn addicts may turn off to relationships altogether because they are incapable of having a normal, healthy relationship. I agree COPA may not be the way to go - but something needs to be done. The problem with Internet pornography goes far beyond any religious or moral debate. We must have a solution that protects minors and un-wanting consumers, but that allows adults to access the legal content they want. I've found something that looks like it could work - www.cp80.org.

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