Rhode Island proposes blocking all online porn and charging $20 to unblock it


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/06/s-2584.html


#2

I wish them the best of luck.


#3

implied%20facepalm


#4

Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York should charge Rhode Islanders to leave their state $50.00 on roads.

Call is the jerk off toll.


#5

they should team up with Comcast and offer throttled porn for $20, and the full speed experience at $40


#6

…and it begins. Wonder where the $20 would go? My guess is “Infrastructure” a.k.a the ISP that contributed the most.


#7

There’s always the legislature’s sexual misconduct settlement fund.


#8

I’m sure someone is into that.


#9

You know, there are easier ways of announcing “I would like a primary challenger”


#10

Perhaps ironically, the only ISP in the state is Cox.
[I live in Lil’ Rhodey]


#11

I can see this happening and RI politicians using taxpayer $ to unlock porn for themselves.


#12

uh. last check Cox is he only cable internet ISP. But ok.


#13

“proposed”

I hereby propose a law that makes it illegal to overreact to ridiculous “proposed” laws. Wake me up when it’s out of committee.


#14

why all the moral policing but don’t touch the guns or help young kids unless its pre-birth? is that what your son of god would do?


#15

Based on watching the GOP try similar shit over the years, I expect that within a month at least one of these clowns will be discovered to have a hard drive filled with hard-core pornography.


#16

True, but that’s what I think of when I think of ‘internet access’ qua Comcast, per the OP - which I understand might well make me an old.


#17

uh. This isn’t about age…it makes you seriously ill-informed. even prior to cable internet access there was more than just Cox providing service. AT&T and Verizon have been here for quite some time now, though AT&T doesn’t provide internet any longer.

Verizon, Cox, and Comcast are the 3 primary options. There are some smaller companies (Spectrum, Broadview, etc) but they are all very selective areas like Block Island.

Regardless…it is more than just one company. And the proposed legislation from Ciccone will never ever get passed the stage it is at.


#18

Well, you wouldn’t want them to write laws without doing extensive research first, would you?


#19

Obligatory:


#20

Having grown up in Rhode Island, this feels less like an anti-pornography effort and more like mafiaesque extortion.

Fun Fact: Rhode Island used to be considered the most corrupt state in the country. Every politician had an Sicilian last name, everybody knew someone who could fix things, and all it took was a little kickback. Things have changed, but the 1970s and 80s were interesting.