Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Goatse is illegal, NOO!!!

Those goberment hasshats up in Washington finally fucking did it. They made a tradition of the Internet illegal. Now, linking to pages such as Goatse and LemonParty.org without telling the reader that said site(s) contain obsene material is illegal. An excerpt from the bill (permalink: http://segin.no-ip.org/2252C.html):

(sorry if this looks like shit, I copy-pasted the HTML from my site's copy linked above)

SEC. 7. DECEPTION BY EMBEDDED WORDS OR IMAGES.

    (a) In General- Chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 225B the following:

`Sec. 2252C. Misleading words or digital images on the Internet

    `(a) In General- Whoever knowingly embeds words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a person into viewing material constituting obscenity shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not less than 2 years nor more than 10 years.

    `(b) Minors- Whoever knowingly embeds words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material harmful to minors on the Internet shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not less than 5 years nor more than 20 years.

    `(c) Construction- For the purposes of this section, a word or digital image that clearly indicates the sexual content of the site, such as `sex' or `porn', is not misleading.

    `(d) Definitions- As used in this section--

      `(1) the terms `material that is harmful to minors' and `sex' have the meaning given such terms in section 2252B; and

      `(2) the term `source code' means the combination of text and other characters comprising the content, both viewable and nonviewable, of a web page, including any website publishing language, programming language, protocol or functional content, as well as any successor languages or protocols.'.

    (b) Table of Sections- The table of sections for chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2252B the following:

      `2252C. Misleading words or digital images on the Internet.'.




Orignal blog post link: http://shii.wordpress.com/2006/07/26/goatse-now-illegal-in-the-united-states/

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