P2P networks face new porn filtering challenge


Peer-to-peer networks have long come under legal fire from industry groups seeking to prevent the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, but now the networks face a new challenge. This time, the problem is porn. C|Net has the scoop
At a hearing convened Thursday by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said that she and a bipartisan group of senators were "very concerned" that peer-to-peer software makers were not taking "active steps" to stop copyright infringement by filtering pornography from minors using the software.

"If you don't move to protect copyright, if you don't move to protect our children, it's not going to sit well," Boxer said.

Oddly, the porn industry has never seemed to have much of a problem with its works being freely traded over P2P networks.
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