A federal judge has sided with an internet filtering company in its lawsuit against two computer experts who distributed a way for kids to deduce their systems' passwords and access those forbidden web sites.

U.S. District Judge Edward Harrington said parents and schools "have the ... right to screen and thus prevent noxious and insidious ideas from corrupting their children's fertile and formative minds."

Microsystems Software Inc. of Framingham, Mass., which sells the widely used Cyber Patrol software, filed the unusual federal lawsuit March 15, asking the judge to order Eddy L.O. Jansson and Matthew Skala


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