CFP-605 / The Communications Decency Act of 1996

Internet/ Ethics/ Legal Studies/ Politics & Government/ Computers (General)/ Crime/ Technology/ Telecommunications.

The "CDA," part of the 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act, made it a criminal offense (punishable by two years in prison and a fine) to transfer by interactive computer service in a way that could be viewed by people under age 18, any words or pictures that might be considered "indecent". The American Civil Liberties Union and 60,000 Internet users promptly filed suit to challenge the Constitutionality of the measure.

This panel, taped while the trial was underway, includes speakers on both sides of the issue explaining their viewpoints.

Daniel Weitzner, Ctr for Democracy & Technology
Jill Lesser, People for the American Way
Barry Steinhardt, ACLU
Bruce Taylor, National Law Center for Families & Children.

ISBN 1-57844-032-7
Order Number: CFP605
Item Type: Video; VHS; 102 minutes

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