Are we our (blog) brother’s keeper?

McCain’s proposal, called the “Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act”, requires that reports be submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which in turn will forward them to the relevant police agency….Internet service providers already must follow those reporting requirements. But McCain’s proposal is liable to be controversial because it levies the same regulatory scheme–and even stiffer penalties–on even individual bloggers who offer discussion areas on their Web sites.

Read this article from C|Net, the current draft of the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act (pdf) and commentary at MetaFilter

Previously from WNM: Are bloggers liable for their readers comments? and Can bloggers be sued for their users’ comments?

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