South Carolina proposes law to block porn on computers bought in the state


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/19/south-carolina-proposes-law-to.html


#2

Soooo, a pr0n tax. Not actually to protect people.

Kinda smart, if annoying.


#3

Any adult who knows about this ahead of time will just cross the state line to buy their hardware. South Carolina isn’t a real big state, and there’s mail order too. So the main effect is to drive away business. Good job, GOP, the pro-business party. (Cf: North Carolina HB2.)


#4

How would a “porn blocking filter” work? Does he imagine a filter that scans for naked bodies, or would it block flagged websites?

This ridiculous law might prevent the horror of a teenager seeing boobs, but computers hobbled by the South Carolina Filter would have entire sections of the internet off limits.


#5

Business idea:

Removing porn filters for $10 a pop. Discretion is assured, cash-only.


#6

Prior restraint.


#7

I’d be curious to know how they expect to ‘block porn’ unless they only sell computers built before 1997 or so.


#8

Wipe and load Linux. Yea now I can look at all the porn I want!


#9

He’d likely describe it as blocking the series of tubes in some manner.


#10

If every man woman and child paid the fee, it would amount to $96 million. With that budget, you actually might stand a chance of developing a porn filter that actually works. Of course, since it will be made by the lowest bidder, it has no chance of working.


#11

Wipe and load Windows, why not? My bet is that there’s more kinds of porn that only works on Windows (pornographic games, for example).

Really splitting hairs I suppose. Your tastes would have to be very specific for OS to start mattering in a giant universe of pr0n.


#12

Heh. He’s a Twitter egg.

(not a very active one…)

https://www.twitter.com/billchumley


#13

The Net Nanny fiasco continues to roll on


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#15

I can just imagine the conversation with Mr Chumley about the operation of said filter:

Developer: So when you say you want to block all porn… what did you mean?
Chumley: All porn! This isn’t rocket science! Block it all.
Developer: Does that include art sites with tasteful nudes?
Chumley: No such thing, it’s all blasphemy. Block all of that.
Developer: How about slashfic? Tinder?
Chumley: I… I don’t know what that is, but block it.
Developer: What about furry porn and clopfic and…
Chumley: screams, faints


#16

CHUMLEY – TYPICAL “SMALL GOVERNMENT” REPUBLICAN


#17

Me too.

Developer to Chumley:

http://uncannyflats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tumblr_lf15bjQgBk1qzypn8o1_500.png


#18

“opt” lol


#19

“porn filter” LOL someone doesn’t understand how the internet works!!!


#20

If he actually once described it as “a series of tubes,” clearly not.