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ISPs in US agree to block websites featuring child pornography

US-based internet service providers Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block internet bulletin boards and websites that feature child pornography. The move is a part of an agreement between the ISPs and New York attorney general Andrew M Cuomo.

US-based internet service providers Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block internet bulletin boards and websites that feature child pornography. The move is a part of an agreement between the ISPs and New York attorney general Andrew M Cuomo.

Many in the industry have previously resisted similar efforts, saying they could not be responsible for content online, given the decentralized and largely unmonitored nature of the internet, reports New York Times.

However, the attorney general had a different opinion. “No one is saying you are supposed to be the policemen on the internet, but there has to be a paradigm where you cooperate with law enforcement, or if you have notice of a potentially criminal act, we deem you responsible to an extent,” Andrew M Cuomo said.

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