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I found the following off of the "Headlines" section of Netscape
Communications' homepage.  The URL is:
http://www.newspage.com/NEWSPAGE/info/d20/d1/d1/public/netscape.d0629151.1co.htm
 
Source: COMMUNICATIONS DAILY
 
COMMUNICATIONS DAILY via NewsPage : Reps. Cox (R-Cal.) and Wyden (D-Ore.)
are due to introduce today (Fri.) legislation that would protect on-line
providers from responsibility for policing their services, or Internet,
for objectionable language.  Approach will be to classify services as
common carriers, rather than as publishers. Prodigy was judged in N.Y.
suit to be responsible for messages on its bulletin board because it held
itself out as publisher.  Cox and Wyden will propose that parents, through
software and other fixes, be responsible for monitoring children's
activities. Newest entry into field is CYBERsitter, software program from
Solid Oak Software, that blocks downloading or viewing of adult-oriented
pictures or material. Industry group, Information Technology Assn. of
America (ITAA), also has said it would develop program to help parents
monitor computer use. New parents' group, called SafeSurf, said it has
come up with Internet rating system based on marking acceptable World Wide
Web sites for children, rather than identifying unacceptable sites.
 
[06-29-95 at 19:17 EDT, Copyright 1995, Warren Publishing]
 
 
Cheers,
Dan
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