U.S. Judge throws out 1998 internet porn law

March 25, 2007 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

Porn laws enforced over the years by US law enforcement and thier global counterparts have been given a bad blow with a ruling of a Judge thatmay open the floodgates for those who seek to abuse chilren online.

[] “… The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Thursday welcomed a decision by a federal judge to overturn a 1998 law that made it a crime for Web sites to offer sexually explicit material that could be accessed by minors. …”[]  ACLU statement

In Asia and Europe the laws are  and the judges powers only cover the US shores – so – those who think they can still run thier cyberporn businesses protexted by this ruling overseas will still face stern prosecution.

However the ruling did have point that covered the ability of website owners to be able to verify the age of user.  Something even school districts has problems with accross the USA.

Internet Porn Law Ruled Unconstitutional
New York Law Journal –Congress suffered yet another setback Thursday in its ongoing efforts to shield children from sexually explicit content on the Internet when a federal judge struck down the Child Online Protection Act, a 1998 federal law that makes it a crime for
Judge overturns Internet child protection law Computerworld
US judge blocks 1998 online porn law BusinessWeek

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