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Internet Subscriber Cut Off Over Child Porn

An Internet provider has shut off a subscriber’s on-line access after the user scanned hundreds of pornographic pictures of children onto the computer network, police said Saturday.

The Amsterdam-based Internet service Xs4all said the incident, which occurred around Christmas, marked the first time it had shut down a user for spreading child pornography on the network.

On Thursday, Columbus, Ohio-based CompuServe Inc. blocked its 4 million subscribers worldwide from reaching sex-oriented portions of the Internet, reacting to pressure from German prosecutors investigating child pornography.


 
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