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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: GOP legislators: Save the Net smut law!

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Date:          Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:59:53 -0400
To:            politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:          Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:       FC: GOP legislators: Save the Net smut law!
Reply-to:      declan@well.com

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                     GOP: Save the Net Smut Law
                     by Declan McCullagh

                     12:15 p.m.  19.Jul.99.PDT
                     WASHINGTON -- Claiming online
                     pornography is a "serious problem," five
                     prominent members of Congress have
                     asked a federal appeals court to uphold a
                     law that makes it a crime to post sexually
                     explicit images online. 

                     The 28-page amicus brief, submitted
                     Monday, says Congress intended the
                     Child Online Protection Act -- the
                     successor to the Communications
                     Decency Act -- to address "the dire
                     situation" of tens of thousands of
                     pornographic Web sites that both adults
                     and children can easily visit.