A raucous debate has been raging at a forum for website owners and developers over the inclusion of sites which are said to be involved in child pornography at one of the internet's oldest and largest directories.
Called DMOZ or the open directory project, it is hosted and administered by Netscape Communication Corporation of Mountain View, California., Which is owned by America Online, Inc., (AOL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Under a strategic agreement with Google, which was expanded late last year to include a $ 1 billion investment by Google in AOL, the Google Directory is based on DMOZ.
The sites which have sparked the controversy are located in the adult section of the DMOZ directory and the adult section of the Google Directory, which mirrors DMOZ listings. It was ignited on January 26, 2006 when an individual named "dvduval" asked, "did you know … Read More