Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Supreme Court refuses Internet Content Law

A final failure came last week in the decade-long attempt to establish a child-friendly federal law intended to limit Internet access to sexual material and other objectionable content.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider the Child Online Protection Act, which lower courts had already struck down as unconstitutional. The law, tied up in court challenges since it passed in 1998, never took effect.

The legislation would have barred Web sites from making harmful content available to minors over the Internet. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that the legislation 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.

The outgoing Bush administration had pressed the high court to take the case. The court offered no comment on its decision to reject the government’s appeal.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Wednesday 9:02AM
Analysts: TV Regs 'Not as Dire as We Thought'
We feel the negatives are known and are a lot more comfortable recommending the space.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology