Earlier this month, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint announced an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to abolish access to child-pornography newsgroups on Usenet and eliminate any child pornography on their servers.
"We applaud three of the world's largest Internet service providers - Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint - for taking steps to block access to child pornography," Schwarzenegger and Brown wrote in a letter to the California Internet Service Provider Association, which represents more than 100 ISPs. "It is not enough, however, for only a few Internet service providers to join the fight against online predators. Child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment, and distributing this material is illegal."
Tim Henning, director of compliance and technology for the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, told AVN Online the organization "praises the Internet service providers' efforts to further protect children online."
"Hopefully, this will lead to one less dark corner that pedophiles can use to freely disseminate child pornography," he said.