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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 19:43:19 -0500, Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> said: 

> * Manoj Srivastava (srivasta@debian.org) wrote:
>> On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 09:02:24 +1100, Brian May <bam@debian.org>
>> said:
>> > (However, the material in question on this thread may or may not
>> > be illegal).
>> Quite. And if material objectionable to children is under
>> discussion, there is alot of language in the linux kernel like what
>> caused Stern to be fined millions of dollars. It is certainly not
>> PG-13, and you can't just hjand stuff containing such language to
>> underage children.

> Stern, from my understanding, was broadcasting such language on the
> public airwaves.  Do you have an example of a company being
> prosecuted for distributing CDs, or providing access over the
> internet which contains such content, to minors?

	No, but I have no such data for companies giving out CD's with
 programs like hot-babe either. In my eyes, one is as likely as the
 other, they are both offensive material unsuited for minors.

> I have to admit that I wasn't very successful finding examples of
> website owners being prosecuted for distributing pornogrophy.  I'm

	It is big business, from all reports.

> guessing I wasn't looking in the right places or perhaps they just
> tend to be threatened since I know there have been changes in that
> industry (click-through age statements and whatnot) over the past
> couple years.

	But there are quite a lot of unsuitable material even before
 asking for credit cards for proof of age or even a simple click
 through (what 13 year old would be stopped by that? I sure as heck
 would not have when I was younger)

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