Congress is legislating free speech on the internet
November 29, 2001 6:21 AM   Subscribe

Congress is legislating free speech on the internet again. Passed shortly after the Communications Decency Act was thrown out by the Supreme Court, the Child Online Protection Act isn't as broad as the CDA but does it still go too far in an effort to protect children? Shouldn't parents be responsible for their own children?
posted by pooldemon (5 comments total)

Simple solution: throw the bums out.

Oh wait, I forgot that you'll never bring yourself to vote outside the two-party system. Nevermind, continue with the useless complaining.
posted by fleener at 6:57 AM on November 29, 2001

A government that controls the people is a happy government.

And it doesn't matter how many parties there are -- the only people who try to be in goverment are those who have desires to control others anyway.
posted by eas98 at 7:19 AM on November 29, 2001

Gannett (you know, USA Today and local newspaper owners) tries to force their papers' websites to include COPPA warnings anytime any user input might happen, like contests and promos with an ugly warning about having to be over 13. The pages are ugly aesthetically, and kind of pointless since you can just lie and say you're older with no checking of any kind.
posted by panopticon at 7:50 AM on November 29, 2001

eas98, by your logic, people who want to fix government to get it out of their lives simply don't exist because, in your reality, those people would never run for office. Oh, but they do.
posted by fleener at 8:13 AM on November 29, 2001

Indeed? I have not seen any. Perhaps you can enlighten me...
posted by eas98 at 6:24 AM on November 30, 2001

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