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5 points: posting your own discussion;5 points: replying to the discussion of 1 other student in the class;---------------------------;In this area discuss the following: Why was the Communications Decency Act (CDA), sections of which were designed to protect children from concerns about pornography on the Internet, so controversial? Why was it eventually struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court? Why were both COPA and (portions of) CPPA also struck down as being unconstitutional? Should they have been declared unconstitutional? If so, then why was the Children?s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) upheld as constitutional? Has the U.S. Supreme Court been consistent in its decisions involving Internet pornography?;Part 2;reply to this;The problem with the CDA was that like many laws passed by Congress, its scope was too broad. Also, people trying to save the world from porn that were shocked that (at the time) there were 900,000 instances of pornography on the web, didn?t include the amount of other materials out there, and how this was a small number in relation to that fact. The Court ended CDA because it violated our Constitution.;We would later see COPA and CPPA also being struck down for being unconstitutional as well. With what little information I have regarding the laws in the book, I will have to assume the Supreme Court was right in their judgment, they are far better equipped than me to decide so. CIPA passed scrutiny, barely, with a less clear majority decision than the other rulings. It was written with a narrower scope that allowed provisions for concerns the justices had.;With three out of four acts declared unconstitutional (and the fourth barely passing), yes the Supreme Court has been consistent in its rulings. I am interested in reading these laws now, because everyone clearly is against child pornography, so I am wondering how poorly written these laws are that would let them get voted down by the courts.;split up 2 parts


Paper#64660 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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