According to my lawyer friend, you’re liable for anything that gets onto your computer. Buddy of yours e-mails you that .avi of the blond and the dalmation? You can be busted and so can he, unless you know how to destroy all evidence that you downloaded it. No matter that you didn’t know what it was and didn’t want it once you did. Right now law enforcement is trolling for test cases in order to more fully define what they can and cannot get away with. That makes life dangerous for you, innocent wanderer that you are.
However, computer people are almost invariably more clever than bureaucracies. The porno site www.whitehouse.com receives thousands of hits every week (and good advertising money as a result), many of them by government employees trying to find the President’s latest press conference schedule or whatever.
Someday soon some idiot agency is going to release a statistic about “pornography is on 75% of all government computers, blah, blah, blah,” and then it will come out that most government employees have had inadequate training and don’t know the difference between a .com and a .gov.
Government officials will probably blame the website.