The road to hell is paved with good intentions, etc., etc.
Mandatory Labeling Bill Threatens Free Speech on the Internet – New legislation allowing for the imprisonment of Web site operators who fail to label adult-oriented material — including sexual health information — would undermine First Amendment free speech protections and do nothing to protect children on the Internet. The Internet SAFETY Act (S. 3499) would require Web site operators who post adult-oriented material to place markers on every Web page containing such content. Violators would face prison terms up to 15 years. CDT believes the measure would have a profoundly damaging chilling effect, deterring bloggers, artists and even health advocates from posting legitimate information that could expose them to jail time. June 15, 2006