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"The PICS standard gives Australia and Australians the opportunity to develop a labelling scheme which incorporates the relevant criteria we would use to identify online content that is inappropriate. The task for all of us in the Asia-Pacific will now be to take the solid foundations provided for us by PICS (and by RSAC) and see whether we can build a structure to Internet labelling that will accommodate our values."
-- Peter Webb, Chairman, Australian Broadcast Authority
"BT Internet and Multimedia Services fully support the principle of self-rating of Internet content. We therefore congratulate the W3C on the successful development of PICS and are committed to spreading awareness of PICS and promoting its use by our content providers and customers alike. BT Internet is offering its customers a PICS compatible browser and has rated its own home pages in accordance with the RSACi rating system. Furthermore, all customers of BT Internet creating a personal home page, together with all customers of BT WebWorld, our business Web site management service, are encouraged to rate their sites using RSACi. Rating will become obligatory in the new year."
-- Janet Henderson, Rights Strategy Manager, BT Internet and Multimedia Services
"Hewlett-Packard recognizes that regulation of the Internet must be addressed with care. PICS builds on the unique strengths of this shared, international medium to permit content regulation through end-user controls rather than through centralized censorship."
-- Ira Goldstein, Internet Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
"IBM is pleased to see W3C issue PICS as a formal Recommendation. PICS labeling makes it easier for people to filter the huge diversity of information available on the Web -- ultimately putting more control into the hands of Web users. Content providers can use PICS labels to help people find appropriate material. As a show of support, IBM has put the PICS label on our home page."
-- John Patrick, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM Corporation
"INTIAA, the Australian Internet Industry Association, believes that PICS, combined with self-regulation, forms an excellent framework for controlling access to content on the Internet. PICS enables content developers to empower users to apply their own values to net content. The PICS methodology is far more practical than and preferable to proposed legislative alternatives."
-- Patrick Fair, Deputy Chairman, Internet Industry Association of Australia; and Partner, Phillips Fox Lawyers
"PICS technology from the W3C makes it easy for parents and administrators to select levels of Web access to block Internet content they deem inappropriate. Internet Explorer 3.0 is the first Web browser to support this Web site ratings standard as part of Microsoft's continuing effort to make Internet access safer for all users."
-- Brad Chase, Vice President, Internet Platform and Tools Division, Microsoft Corporation
"T-Online believes that PICS represents an important step forward for the Internet. It allows users to select the content they will receive so that the Internet can continue to support a wide variety of user communities."
-- Dieter Engel, Director, Product Management, T-Online