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Child Online Protection Act- unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — U.S. justices on Wednesday, without comment, let stand a federal appeals court decision that ruled unconstitutional the Child Online Protection Act, known as COPA.
COPA has never taken effect, but it would have authorized six-month jail term and fines up to $50,000 for the crime of placing material that is “harmful to minors” within the easy reach of children on the Internet.

It would have required commercial website operators who displayed online adult content to screen out children by requiring a credit card number or adult access code….

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