News.com reports that the Stop Adults’ Facilitation of the Exploitation of Youth Act–or Internet Safety Act was introduced last week in the Senate. The act would force any commercial web site operator to flag each page that contains adult material to label the page with a warning that it contains “sexually explicit material.” Failure to comply could result in fines or jail sentences of up to 15 years. Backers of the act claim they are doing this to curtail child pornography as well as keep minors away from mature content. However, broad categories of other content could also be affected by this act as well. For example, a photographer of black-and-white nude portraits could be affected, even though he claims they are more “sensual” than sexual. Other sites that could be affected are news sites that detail sordid crimes, informational sites detailing birth control methods, clothing catalogues that feature lingerie, and others. On one hand, the web labeling act could assist web-filtering technologies in keeping adult material away from minors, relegating these sites to block lists. On the other hand, public interest groups claim that the act’s scope will stretch far beyond intended targets…