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    A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on a bill that would require sellers of computers, cell phones and other devices that provide Internet access to have a filter to block pornography.

    Consumers who wanted to deactivate the filter would have to make a written request to the seller and pay a $20 fee that would go to the state to benefit crime victims and human trafficking victims.

    The bill is by Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills, who has sponsored previous legislation to strengthen laws against human trafficking.

    Under Williams' bill, devices would have filters that block child pornography, obscene material, sexual cyber-harassment and promotions of prostitution.

    A seller who sells a device without a filter to a minor would be guilty of a felony, while it would be a misdemeanor to sell a device without a filter to an adult.

    Williams said he proposed the bill to spark debate about how to protect children from exposure to hard-core pornography.

    "This gets a conversation started on how do you find an approach that protects the rights and liberties of everybody involved," Williams said.

    Williams said that protecting children from pornography was simpler before the digital age.

    "A 10-year-old shows up at the local porn shop and they say, 'Sorry, you can't come in,' " Williams said.

    Williams said similar bills are under consideration in other states, including in South Carolina.

    Randall Marshall, legal director for the ACLU of Alabama, said the bill would create a law that would be unconstitutional.

    "The notion that you have to jump through some hoops as an adult to access free information on the Internet violates the First Amendment," Marshall said. "This is censorship, plain and simple."

    Marshall noted that child pornography is not protected speech and that people who trade in and view it are already prosecuted on a regular basis under existing law.

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    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/in...for_publi.html
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    Can they make it so only filters gay pornography? Noone wants to see that and the filters on pornhub miss some sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Can they make it so only filters gay pornography? Noone wants to see that and the filters on pornhub miss some sometimes.
    Even the ladies?

    Real ladies, not trannies.
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    Would this bill keep Alabamans from breeding?


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    I have so many questions....

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    Would this bill keep Alabamans from breeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Even the ladies?

    Real ladies, not trannies.
    Lesbian porn falls under the "straight" filter on most porn sites.

    Because everyone loves lesbians. (The porn kind, not the real kind)
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    Yeah, teenagers will never be able to find a way around a "filter".

    But if it can create a huge new class of criminals, it must be worth it. Enormous fines could be levied against deep pocket consumer electronics companies that fail to meet ignorant and amateur technical regulations. Think of the childre...err,the money!
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    good...this bill will help the economy.

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    Consumers who wanted to deactivate the filter would have to make a written request to the seller and pay a $20 fee that would go to the state to benefit crime victims and human trafficking victims.

    or.. just google how to turn it off on their own - if it goes passes - I betcha one day later there will be multiple youtube videos how to remove the filter from any device
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    A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on a bill that would require sellers of computers, cell phones and other devices that provide Internet access to have a filter to block pornography.

    Consumers who wanted to deactivate the filter would have to make a written request to the seller and pay a $20 fee [...]
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of penguins laughing ...


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    How does one even protect kids from pornography these days? especially with just about every kid with their own personal cell phones and ipads
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    good...this bill will help the economy.
    Sure, but it'll be $#@!ty IT jobs, instead of the lucrative manufacturing jobs that we need to make America great again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I have so many questions....
    thats his daughter on the right.






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