MIM Demands Feds Investigate ICM Registry, .XXX Stakeholders

Stephen Yagielowicz

WASHINGTON — Anti-porn activist group Morality in Media has issued a call to the U.S. Department of Justice, demanding an immediate investigation into .XXX parent ICM Registry and “all involved in [the] XXX domain.”

The vociferous zealots at MIM have responded to the launch of the first website to carry the new .XXX extension, pressuring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to “enforce the law” by vigorously searching “for possible violations of federal laws prohibiting distribution of hard-core obscene Internet pornography,” associated with the new domain.

“Title 18 United States Code Sections 1462 and 1465 prohibit distribution of hard-core, obscene Internet pornography. Yet, isn’t that the purpose of the XXX domain?” asked MIM President Patrick A. Trueman. “Further, Title 18 U. S. C. Section 2 prohibits aiding and abetting a federal crime and Title 18 U. S.C. 371 prohibits a conspiracy to commit a federal crime. The U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, should review the activities of ICM Registry in relation to these federal criminal laws immediately.”

MIM, along with a broad coalition of “family values” groups oppose .XXX on the grounds that it “will do nothing but increase the spread of Internet porn.”

“If Attorney General Holder won’t investigate ICM Registry now, we will press the next attorney general to do so,” Trueman concluded. “This issue will never go away for ICM Registry or for Internet pornographers who attempt to hide their criminal activities behind the .XXX domain.”

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