Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values
Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Chapter 4 Law: Freedom of Speech and Censorship
Freedom of Expression and Protecting Children from Pornography and Sexual Abuse
The actual final version of the law as passed by Congress on February 1, 1996 and signed into law as the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
One key provision is
John Perry Barlow posted his criticism in his Cyberspace Independence Declaration on 2-8-96.
Challenges to act as passed
Reno v. ACLU, 1997 (CDA unconstitutional)
ACLU v. Reno III (Third Circuit, 2001)
Problems with blocking software: Jacking
in from the "Keys to the Kingdom" Port:
Concerning Children's Access to the Web
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