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CDA II challenge continues...


Court challenge of 'CDA II' continues

December 16, 1998
Web posted at: 3:00 PM EST 

by Nancy Weil 

(IDG) -- The still-pending U.S. Child
Online Protection Act would probably
prohibit commercial Internet sites from
reporting details of the sexual relationship
between the President and the intern. 

Under COPA's strict rules, media outlets couldn't publish some
about President Bill Clinton and former White House intern Monica
Lewinsky. But noncommercial sites such as that of the American Civil
Liberties Union, or the government, could publish the Starr Report,
spells out details of the relationship that has prompted an impeachment

The irony isn't lost on the ACLU, one of 17 plaintiffs seeking to stop
COPA's enforcement. A district court judge in Pennsylvania issued a
temporary restraining order and set a hearing for January 20 and 21.
would make it illegal for commercial Web sites to knowingly post
deemed "harmful to minors." 

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