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2010-06-25 15:53:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which coordinates and oversees the creation of Web addresses, announced today that it has approved the creation of a .xxx suffix for websites with pornographic content. "The creation of a .xxx domain sounds good in theory but is a very bad idea. It will allow Internet pornographers to co-locate their content on both their existing .com domains and the new .xxx domain, thus...

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2009-01-21 14:05:17

On Wednesday, the government lost its final attempt to revive a federal law intended to protect children from sexual material and other objectionable content on the Internet. The Supreme Court ruled that they will not consider reviving the Child Online Protection Act. This law has been conflicted in court challenges since it passed in 1998 and never took effect, while lower federal courts struck down this act as unconstitutional.  This law would have kept Web sites from making harmful...

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2008-07-23 09:20:00

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court struck down a 1998 law proposed to protect children from sexual and objectionable material on the Internet calling the law unconstitutional. The verdict by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia is the newest turn in legal battle over the Child Online Protection Act that has lasted nearly 10 years.  The battle has reached the Supreme Court once before and could be going back. The proposed law would keep Web sites from making questionable...

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2006-03-10 04:10:00

PHILADELPHIA -- It seemed like a good idea: enact a federal law to protect children from sexually explicit material on the Internet. But eight years after Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act, legal challenges from sexual health sites, the online magazine Salon.com and other Web publishers have kept it from being enforced. The 1998 law would impose a $50,000 fine and six-month prison term on commercial Web site operators who publish content "harmful to children," as defined by...

2006-01-25 12:10:00

By James Vicini WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales what steps are being taken to protect Americans' privacy rights as the Justice Department demands information about Internet searches. In the letter released on Wednesday, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont asked Gonzales about the subpoena to Google Inc. and three other companies seeking data about what millions of Americans search for on the Internet's leading search engines. Leahy...

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2006-01-20 13:45:00

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON -- Right-to-privacy groups said on Friday an attempt by the Bush administration to force Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of materials from its databases set a dangerous precedent that should worry all Americans. "This is the camel's nose under the tent for using search engines and all kinds of data aggregators as surveillance tools," said Jim Harper of the libertarian Cato Institute who also runs Privacilla.org, an Internet privacy database. The Bush...

2006-01-19 15:02:10

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department to turn over a database of search terms as part of a government probe of online pornography but Google rejected the demand as overreaching by the government. In a Wednesday filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department demanded that Google provide all queries entered on the company's Web search system between June 1 and July 31 of last year....


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