In One Eye

Tuesday, June 24, 2003
 
Reaction to the Supreme Court's extortionist decision having to do with Internet filters:
The nation's librarians, set back by a Supreme Court ruling upholding requirements for Internet filters to block pornography, plan to step up pressure on software vendors to disclose more about how their products work ...

Filtering vendors have historically given few details about their criteria for blocking sites, saying the information is proprietary ...

The [American Library Association] and other critics fear that some filters have been designed with politically conservative or religious biases -- a charge denied by leading vendors like N2H2 Inc.
That is to say, things like Operation Rescue would be unfiltered while NARAL's site would be blocked.

It's an interesting argument and certainly one that could be accurate, especially given who the current US Attorney General is.