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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Firms, civil liberties groups file Virginia free spe

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Date sent:      	Wed, 06 Oct 1999 15:02:08 -0400
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Firms, civil liberties groups file Virginia free speech suit
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                     Keeping 'Net Capital' Free
                     by Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)

                     11:15 a.m.  6.Oct.99.PDT
                     The state proclaiming itself America's
                     Internet capital is getting sued in federal
                     court for censoring the Net. 

                     Virginia, which last month announced the
                     availability of license plates describing it as
                     the "Internet C@pital," also approved a law that
                     makes it a crime to publish erotic commercial Web
                     sites or send sexually explicit email. 

                     That was enough to get the attention of
                     Virginia's Internet industry, which joined
                     civil liberties groups and science fiction
                     authors in a federal lawsuit filed
                     Wednesday in Alexandria. 


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