FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet.
Is nothing sacred? Apparently not, as CNN has reported that the YouTube channel for Sesame Street recently was hacked with pornographic content. Indeed, instead of showing material suitable for children, the channel briefly was reprogrammed with sexually explicit videos.
As a result of the porn hack,
the Sesame Street channel went offline for a short time. Visitors were informed that there had been "repeated and severe violations of our community guidelines."
Fortunately, the channel later was brought back to its intended state, as the home page then read: "Our channel was temporarily compromised, but we have since restored our original line-up of the best classic Sesame Street video clips featuring Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the fuzzy, feathered, and googly-eyed friends you remember from childhood."