Blown to Bits Chapter 7

What is DOPA?
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To determine whether information is obscene, the court must consider: Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest. Whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law. Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
What is a "community" in cyberspace?Social aggregations that emerge from the Internet when people interact for long enough, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace, creating a "global village"FCCFederal Communications ComissionPurpose of FCCto regulate the content of TV and radio broadcastsElectric Frontier Foundation (EFF)The leading public advocacy group defending First Amendment and other personal rights in Cyberspace.When was the CDA ruled unconstitutional for minors?1997Child Online Protection Act (COPA)It passed into law in 1998, contained many of the key elements of the CDA, but sought to avoid the CDA's constitutional problems by narrowing it. It applied only to commercial speech, and criminalized knowingly making available to minors "material harmful to minors." A minor was deemed anyone under 17.Telecommunications Act of 1934Act that deemed a criminal offense for anyone to make a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number; this specified the 2005 Violence Against Women & the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act's annoyment category. It was challenged by The Suggestion Box which was said to send emails anonymously for reasons such as "to report sensitive information to the media" and "to send crime tips to law enforcement agencies anonymously".Given a choice between protection from personal harm and some fool's need to spout profanities, most of us would opt for safety.TRUEInternet FreedomMany organizations (like EFF) devote time and effort in maintaining the Internet's potential as a free marketplace of ideasThis whole Chapter of Internet speech and regulation is derived from the Second Amendment.FALSE; First Amendment