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    Re:Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @01:58PM (#15989)
    History of FCC V-Chip Proceedings

    Section 551 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 encouraged the broadcast and cableindustry to "establish voluntary rules for rating programming that contains sexual, violent or other indecent material about which parents should be informed before it is displayed to children," and to voluntarily broadcast signals containing these ratings.

    IPTV on Cable Modems ? Yep, FCC Regulated
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    Re:Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @02:01PM (#15990)

    New technologies are changing the landscape of our communications arena almost daily. With an increasing number and variety of communications entering our homes each day, it can be hard for parents and caregivers to monitor, or even track, what children are watching and hearing. While technology has great potential to teach the nation's children, it also has the power to shape their lives and opinions.

    The FCC has an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
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    Re:Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @02:03PM (#15991)

    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress in December 2000 to address concerns about access in schools and libraries to the Internet and other information. For any school or library that receives discounts for Internet access or for internal connections, CIPA imposes certain requirements. In early 2001, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued rules to ensure that CIPA is carried out.
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    Re:Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @02:06PM (#15992)
    What CIPA Requires

    1. Under CIPA, schools and libraries subject to CIPA do not receive the discounts offered by the "E-Rate" program (discounts that make access to the Internet affordable to schools and libraries) unless they certify that they have certain Internet safety measures in place. These include measures to block or filter pictures that: (a) are obscene, (b) contain child pornography, or (c) when computers with Internet access are used by minors, are harmful to minors;

    2. Schools subject to CIPA are required to adopt a policy to monitor online activities of minors; and

    3. Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt a policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web; (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications; (c) unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) restricting minors' access to materials harmful to them. CIPA does not require the tracking of Internet use by minors or adults.
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    Re:Don't Like the UN ? How about the U.S. FCC ?
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @02:11PM (#15993)
    Obscene Broadcasts are Prohibited at all Times

    Obscene speech is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. To be obscene, material must meet a three-prong test:

    *An average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;
    *The material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and
    *The material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

    You may file a written complaint and mail it to:

    Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
    445 12th Street, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20554


    You can file at fccinfo@fcc.gov


    Toll Free:
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    http://www.FCC.US selected as Official DNS Czar
    by Anonymous on Friday August 19 2005, @07:09PM (#16005)

    http://www.FCC.US selected as Official DNS Czar
    http://www.FCC.US [www.fcc.us]
    .US TLD rebid information will be forth-coming

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