Blog of Rights

Protecting Children and Free Speech Online

By Joel Engardio, ACLU at 1:55pm

This video explains how the ACLU proved that the Child Online Protection Act was unconstitutional.

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When obscene speech and child pornography are already illegal online, what else is harmful to minors? Who decides? Watch Chris Hansen of the ACLU First Amendment Group explain the nuances of the Child Online Protection Act, which was declared unconstitutional when the Supreme Court refused to hear further appeals in January 2009.

For more information, visit www.aclu.org/copa.

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