November 13, 2002

Supreme Court to review CIPA (censorware law)

[This is a well-reported item, but I believe I have something valuable to say, per below]

As reported in many standard places. the Supreme Court has decided to review the CIPA case, concerning the Federal law which links library funding to mandatory censorware.

By the way, it's important to keep in mind that while almost all news coverage will tout this as filtering pornography, censorware also usually bans anonymizers, language translations sites, google caches , even the archive WayBack Machine. This is because sites such represent a threat, a LOOPHOLE in censorware's control. This overbroadness has been a factor in the CIPA decision.

Update Nov 15: I've revised and updated the report

It now has revised and updated examples of LOOPHOLE sites, as well as containing the various mentions of the topic in the CIPA case.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware , legal | on November 13, 2002 03:49 AM (Infothought permalink)

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