Subcommittee to Markup New .kids Bill
A House subcommittee on March 6th will vote on a bill mandating the creation of a new Internet domain aimed at protecting children online, ".kids.us." Unlike previous efforts, the bill focuses on creating the new space within ".us," the American country-specific Internet domain. The bill would require that the operator of .us limit content in .kids.us to that which is "suitable for minors" under the age of 13. CDT remains skeptical about setting such Internet content standards, which are difficult to create and police, and risk running afoul of American free speech values.