COPA overturned — yay!

“The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling striking down the controversial Child Online Protection Act (COPA) that required Web operators to restrict access to large amounts of constitutionally protected speech. COPA placed severe restrictions on a wide range of legal, socially valuable speech, including content relating to sexual identity, health and art. CDT, which has filed friend-of-the-court briefs opposing COPA and supporting parental empowerment technology, applauds the ruling.”

It officially happened yesterday but is hitting the newswires today — here’s:

* ABC News: Child Online Protection Act Overturned
* CDT Statement on Ruling
* 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in COPA [PDF]
* CDT Policy Post on COPA

Thanks Mojo and Lawgeek!


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