Usenet Child Pornography Policy
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.