Lincoln Offers Anti-Pornography Law in Bid to Reach Moral Middle - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Washington

Lincoln Offers Anti-Pornography Law in Bid to Reach Moral Middle

JULY 27, 2005 - Posted at 1:56 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON - Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas introduced a bill today that would regulate access to Internet sex sites and tax money generated through online pornography.  Lincoln said the bill is based on a report by the centrist Senate think-tank Third Way.  The report says the $12 billion Internet pornography industry preys on children to increase revenue.

Lincoln's Internet Safety and Child Protection Act seeks a 25 percent excise tax on membership or advertising sales at sex-related sites.  Revenues from the tax would fund family-friendly Internet education programs and support enforcement of laws targeting Internet-based crimes against children.

Lincoln and Third Way acknowledge that the bill probably can't regulate access to free nudity or foreign-run sites.

The Free Speech Coalition, a lobbying group, says Lincoln is wrong to link the industry to child predators.  The coalition promises to fight what it calls "abusive laws and regulations" against "constitutionally protected material."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-03-30 05:19:21 GMT
    (Source: AZGFD.net)(Source: AZGFD.net)

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

  • Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:23:00 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:52 GMT
    Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

  • Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:13:53 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

Powered by Frankly