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BYU Internet Filters Block YouTube

BYU Internet Filters Block YouTube

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- There is no YouTube at BYU.

The popular Internet video-sharing site is blocked on campus at Brigham Young University.

The Mormon church school says it doesn't want "inappropriate" material to get to students and also wants the university's computer bandwidth to stick to academic purposes.

BYU's filtering software blocks pornography, adult content and violence. YouTube has its own filters for pornography, but BYU decided last fall to add the site to the list of those blocked through the university's Internet service.

Students who live off-campus and have a private Internet provider can view whatever they want, although it may violate the school's strict, conservative standards.

BYU students and faculty agree to follow the school's honor code, a list of standards in line with the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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