09 March 2007

US - Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites

(CNET News.com)
by Declan McCullagh. The Bush administration has proposed that Web sites keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate. That proposal surfaced in a private meeting during which U.S. Department of Justice officials tried to convince industry representatives such as AOL and Comcast that data retention would be valuable in investigating terrorism, child pornography and other crimes. A second purpose of the meeting was to ask Internet service providers how much it would cost to record details on their subscribers for two years.