Alex Eckelberry, the president of Sunbelt Software, has written an excellent article about the Julie Amero case. Alex writes:
?The machine was a haggard old system that was not adequately protected against these types of threats (Windows 98 running Internet Explorer 5 with only middling antivirus protection, no firewall, no antispyware program, no popup blocking and no up-to-date Internet filtering in place). Put a system like that against the Internet, and it has no chance.?
Julie Amero faces a possibility of forty years in jail. This never should have been a court case in the first place. Perhaps the prosecutor of this case can spend ten minutes online, without a firewall and without an antispyware program, and then look to see what junk is on his machine.
my previous post on this site about this issue: Child Pornography and the Law
Corrine’s post on this site: Miscarriage of Justice for Julie Amero?