Friday, March 7, 2003

COPA ruled unconstitutional!

The Washington Post has a story about the victory for free speech handed down by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They upheld a lower court injunction blocking the law (COPA) as being too squishy to withstand constitutional muster.

"Previously, the 3rd Circuit had ruled the law unconstitutional on grounds that it allowed the legality of Internet content to be judged by "contemporary community standards."

Also see discussion at
Slashdot | Appeals Court Rejects Child Online Protection Act, Again

See the full decision here. Monitor any future developments at EPIC's site

Note: Updated on 3-12-03 to change content to reflect CIPA to COPA. This law acronym alphabet soup is just as bad as telecom's! A CIPA announcement came out recently but this was supposed to be about COPA...

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