23 September 2006

US - Plan to fight child smut would close Web sites

(New York Times)
As part of the battle against the spread of child pornography on the Internet, a U.S. initiative has begun allowing for the shutdown or blocking of sites offering illicit images of minors, even in cases where no criminal investigation is being conducted. The initiative is part of an effort among a group of Internet service providers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.