TITLE

ACLU files suit to block New York Net anti-smut law

AUTHOR(S)
Reid, Calvin
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Publishers Weekly;1/20/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 3, p266
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the battle between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the state of New York over a November 1996 statute which makes it a crime to disseminate `indecent materials' that are `harmful to minors' over computer networks. The claim that the language is too vague and restrictive and in violation of the First Amendment; ACLU goals for the fight; Other state Internet anti-smut laws being challenged.
ACCESSION #
9701311561

 

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