Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The Children's Internet Protection Act contains filtering provisions for public libraries that condition the receipt of federal assistance for Internet access and related services on libraries' operation of technologi­cal measures that block all patrons' access to obscene and pornographic materials and also block minor patrons' access to material that is "harmful to minors." Now the Supreme Court has agreed to review a trial court's decision that enjoined the government from enforcing these filtering provisions on the basis that they are facially invalid under the First Amendment.

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