Congressmen Seek Law to Investigate Internet Child Porn

WorthReadingThis week, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives continued the government's infatuation with controlling the Internet by using the frequently used rationale "we're doing it for the children."

Democrat and Republican lawmakers are busily creating a House bill that will mandate Internet service providers to keep computer records -- including identification information -- of users to be used by federal law enforcement agencies during their child pornography investigations,

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if the bill is passed in both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, it will help FBI agents investigating child-pornography cases.

While proponents of the bill claim there is bipartisan support for such a law, opponents say it is an attempt by big government politicians to "backdoor their way to controlling the Internet and those who use it," said political strategist Mike Baker. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is expected to introduce a draft of the bill in April. He stated that his legislation will require Internet service firms to maintain records of users' Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses for a mandatory period of at least 24 months.

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