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U.S. Court Strikes Down COPA, Again


U.S. Court Strikes Down COPA, Again

A U.S. appeals court has for the third time struck down a law intended to keep Web sites with sexually oriented themes away from children, with judges saying the law is a vague and overly broad attack on free speech.


Opponents of the law, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation,,, the Urban Dictionary and the Sexual Health Network, argued the law amounted to government censorship and was so broad that it would affect many Web sites, including those that included information on sexually transmitted diseases.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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