us: New laws track child predators online

Child predators will be easier to track online because of two new laws President Bush signed Monday.The Protect Our Children Act–which includes provisions introduced by Sens. Joe Biden (D-Del.), Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and John McCain, (R-Ariz.)–sets requirements for Internet companies to report incidences of child pornography. It also authorizes more than $320 million for the Justice Department over the next five years for, among other things, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Go Daddy Lauds New Law To Protect Kids From Online Sex Predators [news release]
It just became easier for Go Daddy to shut down online predators who target children. Today, President George W. Bush signed the bi-partisan bill, known as the “Protect Our Children Act of 2008,” into law. Go Daddy and others fought long and hard to secure passage of this much needed legislation.This new law prohibits sending live images of child abuse via the Internet. It also authorizes money to hire FBI agents who work on child exploitation cases. Funds would be used for the development of a nationwide program to fight child exploitation on the Internet. It also provides a grant program and bolsters support for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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