The Internet, Freedom of Speech, and the CDA. Mike Holmes CS 99 February 29, 2000. Introduction. The Internet is a new medium, so few laws or ethical guidelines exist to control its content.
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The Internet, Freedom of Speech, and the CDA
February 29, 2000
The Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996
Declared unconstitutional by a unanimous Supreme Court decision on June 26, 1997.
The Supreme Court case that decided that the CDA was unconstitutional.
To protect minors from viewing certain types of content which is legal for adults but which has been deemed harmful to children and teenagers.
Ethical concerns of the CDA:
The Supreme Court/Constitution: