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View Resource Children's Internet Protection Act Deemed Unconstitutional

This morning, three federal judges overturned the Children's Internet Protection Act and ruled that public libraries cannot be forced to use Internet filters designed to block pornography. In the 195-page decision, judges asserted that the Act went too far because the filters could also block access to other legitimate sites, which is a violation of the First Amendment. The Act, which was signed...
View Resource ALA's Web Site on the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

A joint project of the American Library Association's (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Washington Office, this site will offer frequently updated information about the organization's activities regarding the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). CIPA and the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) were passed by Congress on December 15 as part of a major spending bill. The...
View Resource WiredSafety

The Internet has afforded hundreds of millions of people the opportunity to access thousands of sites on almost every topic imaginable, and has created a myriad of new employment opportunities, interest groups, and cybercommunities. Regrettably, not every person merging onto the information superhighway is there for such laudable reasons. Stepping into the fray of n'er-do wells is the WiredSafety...