via DSL Reports
by Karl Bode
March 30 2017

An Alabama Representative is pushing for a new law that would make it illegal to sell any internet-connected device that doesn’t have embedded pornography filters. More specifically, Representative Jack Williams’ HB 428 would “prohibit the sale of a device that provides Internet access unless the device contains an active filter that blocks access to specified types of obscene material.”
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Under the law, a porn filter would be installed on all devices by default, and users would need to pay an additional fee to have the filter removed.
Under the proposed law, any company that sold internet-connected devices without the porn filters embedded would be punishable by up to one year in prison and a $6,000 fine. Selling a filter-free device to a minor would be considered a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison a fine of up to $30,000 per each offense.

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