Web Censorship Law Gets New Hearing

november 21, 2006  09:41 am
A case winding down in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia could revive the Child Online Protection Act, a federal law that makes it a crime to knowingly post sexually explicit material that is "harmful to minors" on the Internet. Enacted in 1998, COPA was immediately blocked by a federal injunction at the behest of a coalition headed by the American Civil Liberties Union. CNET News says U.S. District Judge Lowell A. Reed Jr. could elect to lift the injunction by early 2007.