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Friday, February 15, 2008

Liberal MP Karen Redman Wants to Force ISPs to Get a Licence to Offer Internet Access

From Prof. Geist's blog:

"Liberal MP Karen Redman yesterday introduced Bill C-506, the Internet Child Pornography Prevention Act. The bill envisions a new licensing system for ISPs to be administered by the CRTC, with liability for knowingly permitting access to child pornography. The bill also empowers the government to order ISPs to block access to child pornography."

Trotting out the old "we'll do anything to stop child porn" angle, Liberal MP Karen Redman would force ISPs to get a license just so they can connect subscribers to the 'Net. Does she plan to propose a license for book stores next? What about people lending books to friends? Or co-operative users sharing internet connections?



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