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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:22 AM
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Supreme Court won't revive online content law (Child Online Protection Act)
Supreme Court won't revive online content law


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government lost its final attempt Wednesday to revive a federal law intended to protect children from sexual material and other objectionable content on the Internet.

The Supreme Court said it won't consider reviving the Child Online Protection Act, which lower federal courts struck down as unconstitutional. The law has been embroiled in court challenges since it passed in 1998 and never took effect.

It would have barred Web sites from making harmful content available to minors over the Internet.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that would violate the First Amendment, because filtering technologies and other parental control tools are a less restrictive way to protect children from inappropriate content online.

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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:25 AM
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1. Imagine the courts expecting parents to control what their children see and do!
What is this country coming to! Why, it's not safe to have babies and then abandon them to be raised by the rest of the world anymore!! What's a parent to do?

:sarcasm:
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