Three major Internet provides have agreed to block access to websites and online discussion groups featuring child pornography, New York state attorney general said
"The pervasiveness of child pornography on the Internet is
horrific and it needs to be stopped," Attorney General Andrew
Cuomo said in a statement on the agreement with Verizon, Sprint
and Time Warner Cable.
"We are attacking this problem by working with Internet Service
Providers to ensure they do not play host to this immoral
business," he said, adding that the agreement "should serve as
a model for the entire industry."
Internet providers had initially refused to control the content
of communication between online users, but they finally agreed
to block the pedophile content.
The agreement covers the entire United States and Cuomo said he
was negotiating similar deals with other Internet providers.
Verizon, with 8.2 million users, and Time Warner, with 7.9
million, are among the five largest Internet provides in the
world. Sprint is one of the three biggest mobile phone