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    Re:.NET Engine Has 16 Meg .NET Filter Memory
    by Anonymous on Friday June 10 2005, @05:47AM (#15517)
    From the Freedom to Pollute You With Porn and SPAM Clan:

    "We live in an age of litmus tests and anger. Facts don't mean as much as they should these days, particularly when it comes to facts about the internet. Huge industries and incumbents of all kinds seem easily able to ignore fine arguments and good lawyering, and sometimes courts are willing to go along when the issues are particularly salacious.

    Here, Utah law enforcement authorities and politicians looking for re-election can say something like, "What do you mean, we can't protect our children? What do you mean, we can't make a local law about a communications medium that our citizens access? Of course we've got community values. We have community values that regulate the width of our sidewalks and the quietness of our neighborhoods. Are you telling us that we can't say anything about those values when it comes to the internet? What's so magical about the internet?" Think France and the Netherlands voting to hang on to their national identities. This could be Utah's moment."
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