Thank you for your interest in opposing Internet censorship. At the moment, our efforts are directed to Ashcroft v. ACLU, the legal challenge to the "Child Online Protection Act." See EPIC's COPA Page for up to date information.
The U.S. Congress approved the "Child Online Protection Act" in the Fall of 1998 as part of the omnibus budget legislation. The legislation would criminalize the "commercial" distribution on websites of material that is "harmful to minors." The bill, in adopting a criminalization approach to online content, is similar to the Communications Decency Act (CDA) struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill has been dubbed "CDA 2."
For details, see the joint statement submitted by two dozen organizations urging the Congress to reject any proposal that would infringe free speech online.
The Blue Ribbon Campaign is being jointly
sponsored by the American Civil
Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the
Electronic Privacy Information Center.
More information on Internet censorship is
the Internet Free Expression Alliance website.
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