Court ruling protects ISPs from libel lawsuits

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 12:42 AM EST

Following a four-week trial, the ACLU won a challenge to an Internet censorship law. At issue in ACLU v. Gonzales was the Child Online Protection Act, which would impose extreme criminal sanctions for online material judged "harmful to minors." The ACLU showed that Internet filters would be far more effective at blocking sexually explicit Web sites.

At TechNewsWorld.

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