by Declan McCullagh. Web site operators posting sexually explicit information must place official government warning labels on their pages or risk being imprisoned for up to five years, the Bush administration proposed. A mandatory rating system will 'prevent people from inadvertently stumbling across pornographic images on the Internet,' Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at an event in Alexandria, Va. see Internet Content Rating Association Response (ICRA). ICRA strongly believes that self-regulation of legal Internet content leads to the best balance between the free flow of digital content and the protection of children from potentially harmful material. A nationally mandated system like the one proposed today for sites with sexually explicit material cannot guarantee international compliance. 21 April 2006
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