|Re: Judge to Rule on Landmark Internet Porn Law|
|Herb Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 03:53:48 GMT
If you post this, feel free to snip out the stuff that isn't pertinent.
John Hurdle <email@example.com> wrote in message
> By Jon Hurdle
> A U.S. law designed to prevent children from viewing pornography
> The law is so imprecisely written it would restrict most adult
> The ACLU and others sued the U.S. government, claiming the Child
> But attornies for the U.S. government called the law necessary to
> "Evidence shows that many parents do not actively use the filters,"
Not a problem for Federal law. Simply a case of incompetent parents.
It's a very important free speech issue. We can't reduce all of society to
> Among those suing are Nerve.com, an online magazine about sexual
> The law, known as COPA, could force them to stop publishing, ACLU
> "That's an awful lot of speech that would be chilled by COPA going into
> The law has never been implemented because it was challenged in court
> It was held to be unconstitutional by federal district and appeals
> The law would impose a maximum fine of $50,000 a day and up to six
> Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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