Forum latest

Ten years of futility: COPA finally, truly dead
General
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:38

* 1998 pornography law kicked to the curb once again

By Nate Anderson | Published: January 21, 2009 - 10:51AM CT

The Child Online Protection Act, now a decade old, appears to be permanently, completely, and otherwise absolutely dead now that the Supreme Court has rejected Bush Administration pleas to consider reviving the law one more time. According to the Associated Press, the rejection was made without comment by the justices.

Ten long years

COPA was passed back in 1998 under President Clinton after the earlier Communications Decency Act contained some much broader provisions that were eventually struck down. To keep children away from harmful (mostly pornographic) content, COPA was drawn up to be narrower in scope. As passed, though, the bill required US-based websites displaying anything that might violate "contemporary community standards" to bar kids from accessing the material. Those failing to comply with the law would face fines of up to $50,000 and six months in prison. [ARS Technica...]  [Comments...]
 

See also

None found.


Hardware | Windows | Linux | Security | Mobile Devices | Gaming
Tech Business | Editorial | General News | folding@home

Forum | Download Files

Copyright ©2001 - 2012, AOA Forums.  All rights reserved.

Alliance of Overclocking Arts

Links monetized by VigLink

Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either