The government appealed the court's decision last month, and we filed yesterday's brief to respond to that appeal. In our brief, we describe how COPA suppresses a wide range of speech - from sexual health information to artistic drawings - while doing little to keep kids safe online. Because the law does not apply to foreign Web sites, even the worst hard-core pornography will remain available.
COPA can't keep pace with the filtering software that does a much better job at protecting kids from harmful content. (This side-by-side PDF comparison of software filters v. COPA shows how inadequately the law protects children.) Hopefully the appeals court will agree.