Santorum's War on Internet Porn

One of the authors was just in Farmington, New Mexico, and stopped to take this irresistible picture. Which brings to mind Rick Santorum’s promise to crack down on Internet porn. UCLA law professor Eugene Volokhsays that Santorum’s proposal has a solid legal basis. But is it technically realistic?

And do we want our government to have that much oversight over us?

Santorum’s effort would require legions of prosecutors to shut down domestic porn sites and aggressive use of filters to black out foreign sites. Even then, Santorum’s war would be a permanent stalemate and a constant game of whack-a-mole. The only filters that truly work are those we install in our heads.


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