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RE: Intelligent Rating Systems

From: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@utopia.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 10:13:21 -0400
Message-Id: <v02120d28ac15c0bccead@[]>
To: Michael Dillon <michael@junction.net>
Cc: bede@scotty.mitre.org, www-talk@www10.w3.org, immedia@netwest.com, peterd@bunyip.com, marc@matahari.ckm.ucsf.edu, rating@junction.net, uri@bunyip.com
>I don't think you can trust a WWW server's rating at all. There are
>people who will quickly abuse such a system so it is best not even

In what sense don't you think you can trust it?  In particular, something
that hasn't been pointed out by the mainstream press is that the amount of
R/X rated material on Web Sites is actually pretty low (at least, I haven't
found much :-).  It's the same reason there aren't a lot of free-access ftp
sites for X rated information - they get swamped with requests.  I'm not
too worried about some kid setting up an X rated web site with a false
rating - the access will be so poor that it will be nearly inaccessable.
The only way to deal with that is to start charging, at which point the
system now has as good a filter as any phone sex system.

Kee Hinckley      Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects    617/721-6100
nazgul@utopia.com                               http://www.utopia.com/

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.
Received on Tuesday, 27 June 1995 10:14:06 UTC

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