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FC: Utah's porn czarina's first priority: Internet smut
From: Declan McCullagh <declan () well com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 20:33:22 -0500

Background on announcement of "czarina":

From: "William K. Walker" <wkwalker () nvdi com>
To: "'Declan McCullagh'" <declan () well com>
Subject: Utah's Porn Czarina going after Internet smut
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 19:05:20 -0500


Perhaps the Politech list would be interested in the latest on Utah's Porn

Am I surprised? Internet smut is her first target.

Bill Walker

Porn Czar Says Inexperience Is Irrelevant

   Utah's new porn czar is an acknowledged virgin who rarely watches R-rated
movies and has prosecuted a scant five pornography cases in her 15-year
legal career.
    But Paula Houston asserts she knows smut when she sees it. ...

Cyberspace Tough Task, Smut Fighter Admits

   Even before her first day in office, Utah's new obscenity and pornography
ombudsman is chalking up her first loss in the war against smut.
    That is because Paula Houston, the new so-called porn czar, acknowledges
it is virtually impossible to stop hard-core pictures and video from
entering Utahns' homes.
    Nevertheless, Houston vows the first target in her sights will be
Internet porn. Cyberspace experts say it will be a near impossible technical
and legal challenge ...

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