According to Declan McCullagh, Gonzales is pushing for very unreasonable porn standards on the Internet:
One of the three new laws is on the remote verge of common sense:
A third new crime appears to require that commercial Web sites not post sexually explicit material on their home page if it can be seen “absent any further actions by the viewer.”
The second is one is laughable, at best. They’re telling me I can’t take nude models and parody them as Barbie dolls?
A second new crime would threaten with imprisonment Web site operators who mislead visitors about sex with deceptive “words or digital images” in their source code–for instance, a site that might pop up in searches for Barbie dolls or Teletubbies but actually features sexually explicit photographs.
This one really shows how incredibly stupid they are (emphasis added):
The Bush administration’s proposal would require commercial Web sites to place “marks and notices” to be devised by the Federal Trade Commission on each sexually explicit page. The definition of sexually explicit broadly covers depictions of everything from sexual intercourse and masturbation to “sadistic abuse” and close-ups of fully clothed genital regions.
Please remember to vote Republican in November, as someone has to have the moral courage to save us from dungarees. Thanks to
IanC DAP for the tip.