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Child porn bill raises ISPs' fines

December 06, 2007|From Times Wire Services

Internet service providers would be given specific responsibilities to report child pornography on their sites and face tough penalties for not doing so under a bill passed by the House.

The bill, which passed 409 to 2, expands the reporting duties of ISPs with respect to violations of child sexual exploitation and pornography laws.

ISPs that failed to report incidents would be subject to fines of $150,000 per image per day, up from the current $50,000. The penalty would jump to $300,000 for subsequent cases.

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