CyberPatrol followup...

Lile Elam ((no email))
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 15:47:35 -0700 (PDT)

Hi folks,

I sent Debra Greaves a message similar to the one I
sent to Susan Getgood yesterday. Both work at CyberPatrol.
I haven't heard anything back from Susan yet and have a
strong uneasy feeling that she and others at this company
will try and skirt/avoid answering the questions I have
put to them.

But I will keep trying. Prehaps I would be satified if
in the actual CyberPatrol software, there is mention that
this blocking software blocks fine art sites.

It is good to see the discussions artists are having in
relation to this issue. Prehaps we can have an effect as
we are able to participate in the birth of such technologies.


> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 14:43:58 -0400
> To:
> Subject: response to your site submission
> Jeff,
> We have investigated the site you submitted and found that it was blocked at
> the wrong directory level. There is an artist listed as Adam_RE/ off of the
> Sito/Mass directory. This site contains adult material, according to our
> criteria, and was added to our CyberNOT list. I have moved the block so that
> only Adam_RE is affected. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This
> change will take place with the next build of the CyberNOT list, by Friday.
> Debra Greaves
> Internet Research Supervisor
> Microsystems Software Inc.
> >>>>From Fri Aug 22 12:06:14 1997
> >>>Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 11:59:44 -0400 (EDT)
> >>>From: Jeff Mitchell <>
> >>>Reply-To:
> >>>To:
> >>>Subject: SITO
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> You shoudl not be censoring the SITO websites; it is a group of
> >>>artists doing art. We're not talking pornography of any kind; we're not
> >>>talking offensive displays, grotesque images, or any such thing. USually
> >>>the art is of a collaborative nature, of anture, of people dancing, of
> >>>good things. PErhaps .03% of the work has something naughty, but no more..
> >>>if you prefer, exact statistics can be drawn up.
> >>>
> >>> I'm sure you woudl rather censor porn sites and the like, than
> >>>art. Please reconsider.
> >>>
> >>> Jeff