Brigham Young University, the Mormon church school where students agree to live a chaste and virtuous life, has lifted its almost three-year policy of blocking students' access to YouTube.

Administrators lifted the ban on June 26, citing an increasing amount of educational material on the popular video-sharing web site, university spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said.

YouTube has its own filters for pornography, but BYU added it to the list of web sites blocked by campus online filters in 2006 because administrators felt there was too much content that could violate the school's strict, conservative standards.

The university's software also blocks pornography, adult content, and...

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