Cuomo Seeks More Newsgroup Bans

Hans reported earlier on New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s “voluntary” agreement with some ISPs to ban newsgroups in a misguided effort to stamp out child porn. Now, Cuomo is expanding his effort to reach even more ISPs. As I pointed out earlier, these “voluntary” – but really coerced – agreements to censor content are a disturbing trend. California and France have both adopted this strategy of taking end-runs around free speech concerns. Let’s hope Cuomo doesn’t inspire any more censors with big guns.