I was just reading my email this morning and saw that sito.org
is being blocked by CyberPatrol. I was afraid that such blocking
software would soon block art sites. The same thing may happen to
art.net at any time.
What to do...
I thought you would like to know.
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> From email@example.com Thu Aug 21 23:23:03 1997
> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 97 00:37:11 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Anderson)
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: CyberPatrol Blacklists SITO and its artists!
> Content-Length: 3434
> Ain't this a bunch of crap!
> I'm subscribed to the fight-censorship list and this just came through.
> Look down the attached email and you will find that everything below
> www.sito.org/sito/ is blacklisted by CyberPatrol, the widest used piece of
> censorware on the net.
> What are we going to do about it? I've already asked the company rep,
> via the f-c list, why they are blocking fine art and fine artists.
> I await her reply and the very necessary unblocking.
> The CyberNOT list is usually secret. Ed, is this the first you have
> heard of this? What percentage of SITO art contains some nudity,
> 00.01 Percent or less don't you think?
> This really pisses me off!
> ---- fowarded message follows ----
> From: Declan McCullagh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Another of Burt's Borderline Cases?
> Date: 21 Aug 1997 21:27:53 -0700 (PDT)
> Here are a couple representative, fair-use excerpts of the .org sites
> excerpted from a recent CyberNOT list. --Declan
> http://www.acu.org/ PartNude FullNude SexActs
> http://www.nha.org/ Violence/Profanity
> ftp://locust.etext.org/ Quest/Illegal/Gamble
> gopher://locust.etext.org/ Militant/Extreme Quest/Illegal/Gamble
> http://locust.etext.org/zin Militant/Extreme Quest/Illegal/Gamble
> Violence/Profanity SexA
> cts Gross
> http://aaln.org/ Violence/Profanity SexActs
> http://bodyelectric.org/ PartNude
> http://the.animearchive.org/ PartNude FullNude SexActs
> http://www.stasya.av.org/ SexActs
> http://orion.mtgr.mtlib.org/www/gf/gfc Militant/Extreme
> Quest/Illegal/Gamble Violence/Pro
> http://www.str.org/ Gross
> http://www.option.org/to_ SexActs
> http://www.maps.org/ Druggy
> http://server.soros.org/lin Druggy
> http://aidsauthority.org/ SexEd
> http://the.satanic.org/ Cult
> http://www.br.org/ Quest/Illegal/Gamble Violence/Profanity SexActs Gross
> http://www.altsex.org/ Violence/Profanity PartNude SexActs
> http://www.soj.org/ PartNude FullNude SexActs
> http://as.org/ Quest/Illegal/Gamble SexActs
> http://www.birdhouse.org/words/mis Violence/Profanity SexActs
> http://shaman.lycaeum.org/dru Druggy
> http://shaman.lycaeum.org/~sput Druggy
> http://www.cybernothing.org/jdf Quest/Illegal/Gamble Violence/Profanity
> SexActs Cult
> http://www.cures-not-wars.org/ibo Druggy
> http://sito.org/sito PartNude FullNude <----- ?????????????
> http://muck.furry.org/lyc PartNude FullNude
> http://primo.bfm.org/toy PartNude
> http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ SexEd
> http://nifty.org/ PartNude FullNude SexActs
> http://envirolink.org/arrs/gal Gross
> http://envirolink.org/orgs/coe Violence/Profanity Gross
> http://home.aafp.org/pat SexEd
> http://www.queer-arts.org/lyn PartNude FullNude SexActs
> http://tensegrity.critpath.org/newsletters/wtp/1295/pos SexEd
> http://tensegrity.critpath.org/pre SexEd
> http://www.ama-assn.org/spe SexEd
> http://www.aolsucks.org/censor/gui Violence/Profanity
> http://www.peg.apc.org/~fi Quest/Illegal/Gamble Druggy
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/boo PartNude
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/womensnet/dwo Violence/Profanity PartNude SexActs
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/nci Militant/Extreme Violence/Profanity PartNude
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/nem Militant/Extreme Violence/Profanity PartNude
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/ppf Militant/Extreme SexEd Violence/Profanity
> PartNude SexActs
> http://mail.igc.apc.org/spr Militant/Extreme SexEd Violence/Profanity
> PartNude SexActs
> ------ end foward -------
> "We have been abandoned here on this planet ruled
> by lying bastards of modest brain power." W.S. Burroughs
> From email@example.com Fri Aug 22 09:44:10 1997
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> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 12:32:28 -0500
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: marymha <email@example.com>
> Subject: CyberPatroling...
> Content-Length: 1590
> I downloaded Cyber Patrol soon after I heard about our blacklisting...
> here's what happens when you use it...
> CyberPatrol gives "HeadQuarters" [Mom?] the ability to filter out
> catagories of information, like drug info, hacker information (2600.com...
> so I couldn't access "Hacked Pages" or "Pay Phones of the Planet"), sex-ed,
> "intolerance", cult information (which really pissed off a couple of
> Wiccans) and the nudity restrictions, which is where we come in...
> Among the pages on our site filtered through CyberPatrol...
> http://www.sito.org/sito/ (a repeat of the sito main page)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/info.html (the SITO FAQ)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/artchives/ (the artchives)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/artists.html (the artists list)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/panic.html (PANIC)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/hygrid/ (Hygrid)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/ifreak/ (Impluse Freak)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/dance.html (build a dancing SITO)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/gridcosm/ (Gridcosm)
> http://www.sito.org/sito/synergy/ (a list of all the projects)
> (and all the exhibits)
> Most of these sites are available outside the sito/ directory... everthing
> except the artchives...
> All of the Sunsite SITO mirror is available, including the artchives, so
> CyberPatrol is not really doing its job...