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Internet Still Free to Distribute Porn, Hate Speech to Minors!

“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.” [AP]

By:           editor editor
On:           Jan 21, 2009
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  • 2 Comments
    • Steve
      Steve

      Correcting that first sentence: “The right-wing fascists lost their latest attempt Wednesday to repeal the first amendment, which guarantees freedom of the press.”

      The task of protecting children from reading printed material that the parents don’t want them to read, is the responsibility of the parents. The government does not have the power to regulate the press. The goal of protecting children is laudable, of course. However, the cost to all of our freedom is simply unacceptable.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • C
      C

      Agreed, Steve. The right-wing idea that our entire public discourse should be reduced to a level appropriate for a seven-year-old is bizarre and pretty scary.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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