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Susan Butchko
CTE Legal Department
dmca@epix.net

Usenet Child Pornography Policy

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epix® Internet Services aspires to maintain a full Usenet service with no censorship for the purpose of restricting expression, yet recognizes that Internet Service Providers should maintain legitimate due care in adopting standards that reflect global societal legal consensus, which we recognize is difficult to define. It is reasonable to discern that child pornography laws have significant jurisdictional consensus. In addition, child pornography is a significantly different issue from obscenity. U.S. child pornography law is not targeted at restricting access to expression, it is written to prevent the sexual exploitation of minors in the process of producing the content.

Thus, epix® Internet Services reserves the right to not carry a newsgroup when its title clearly implies violations of child pornography laws. This policy specifically applies to newsgroups that are primarily used for transmitting binary/picture files containing child pornography. epix® Internet Services cannot guarantee effective filtering of all child pornography, as the technical nature of Usenet and the fact that epix® does not monitor content, makes this an impossible task.

Accordingly, epix® Internet Services will not carry the newsgroups listed below, under the guidance of this policy. This list may change from time to time, and every effort will be made to maintain a current list of blocked groups herein.

alt.binaries.pictures.child.erotica.female
alt.binaries.pictures.child.erotica.male
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.child.female
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.child.male
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.children
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.early-teens
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.pre-teen
alt.pedophilia.boys
alt.pedophilia.girls
alt.pedophilia.swaps
alt.pedophilia.pictures
alt.sex.pedophilia
alt.sex.pedophilia.girls
alt.sex.pedophilia.swaps
alt.sex.pedophilia.boys
alt.sex.pedophilia.pictures
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