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Public Libraries Debating How to Handle Access to Net Pornography

...parents, decreed that all city computers, including the library's, must have filtering programs to screen out Internet indecency. And Ohio's state Assembly just approved a bill that would mandate filter software on library Internet terminals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/04/tec_210852.shtml
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Internet smut screeners keep out the innocent, too

...screening programs that more parents may turn to now that the Supreme Court has struck down government controls of Internet indecency are known to be spotty at blocking explicit material, although a lot of people consider them better than nothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/01/tec_210717.shtml
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Excerpts from Supreme Court ruling

Excerpts from the Supreme Court's decision Thursday invalidating most of a federal Internet indecency law. Justice John Paul Stevens' majority opinion: (The Internet) constitutes a vast platform from which to address and hear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/27/tec_210513.shtml
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Internet decency law is focus of attack

WASHINGTON - Bills seeking to eliminate a year-old Internet "indecency" law have been introduced in both houses of Congress, making it possible the controversial law could be wiped off the books before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/17/tec_204176.shtml
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Judge issues injunction against Internet porn law

...A judge has issued a preliminary injunction shielding Web site operators from prosecution under a new federal Internet indecency law that was to take effect today. "While the public certainly has an interest in protecting its minors, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/03/tec_252276.shtml
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Judge shoots down N.Y. state Internet law

NEW YORK - A federal judge blocked New York state's fledgling Internet indecency law last week, ruling its attempt to protect children from cyberspace pedophiles was well-intentioned but unconstitutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/23/tec_210312.shtml
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Internet decency law is focus of attack

WASHINGTON - Bills seeking to eliminate a year-old Internet "indecency" law have been introduced in both houses of Congress, making it possible the controversial law could be wiped off the books before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/16/tec_204124.shtml
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Supreme Court to decide on internet indecency law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting its first venture into cyberspace law, the Supreme Courttoday agreed to decide whether Congress violated free-speech rights by restrictingindecency on the Internet. The justices said they will study the Communications Decency Act, Congress' firstcrack at regulating the freewheeling global computer network. A three-judge federal court in Philadelphia blocked the law from taking effect earlierthis year, ruling that it wrongly would chill adults' right of access to sexual materialthat may be inappropriate for children.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/07/tec_201038.shtml
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