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Against Federal Censorship Of The Internet

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I am computer network system. I believe Internet censorship is absurd and unconstitutional. First, Federal censorship of the Internet is a breach of the First Amendment rights for those users residing in the United States. Second, any law-advocating censorship of the Internet is too broad and unenforceable on this global information media.
The Communications Decency Act of 1996 was signed by President Clinton and states, "the distribution of 'obscene' or 'indecent' materials to minors over the Internet is a felony punishable by fines of up to $250,000 and a maximum of two years in prison. Shortly after this law went into affect, a panel of three federal judges in New York City decided that the definition of "indecency" in the act is too vague to enforce. The Justice Department appealed the case to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case, Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the March of 1997. In a 7-2 decision handed down on June 26, 1997, the Court upheld the lower court's ruling and struck down the decency act. The Supreme Court ...

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