The nature of the internet
I worked as a legal assistant at a US law firm for a time. This was at a time when the internet was just starting to become used as a research tool. As a legal assistant, I had to do a lot of research on client projects and obtaining background information on industries. During the course of this, some innocuous search terms and relevant links would pass through to porn sites. This was at a time before filtering was widespread and you could basically go anywhere on the net at work. A scandal erupted when a lawyer was found to have been looking at porn and a policy was hastily drafted which everyone was expected to sign - I refused. The reason was that I could find myself on a porn site unintentionally, and end up losing my job because it would show in the history, and the explanation of how I came to be there would be unlikely to be heard. The net is full of porn and unrestricted and unprotected computers will, given time, inevitably take you there. The alternative is my wife's school, where net and network access is so heavily restricted that the computers are virtually unuseable. The fact that this woman could be hung out to dry for this seems to be slightly unreasonable to say the least. Does the question of intent not arise anywhere ?
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