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Promoting Online Safety: The Home-School Partnership

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District Court Overturns CIPA Requirements for Libraries

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia May 31 overturned those portions of the Children's Internet Protection Act that require libraries receiving certain kinds of federal technology funding to restrict access to some forms of Internet content. The court ruled that those portions of the law amounted to an impermissible restriction on freedom of speech. The portions of the law that apply to schools were not subject to the lawsuit brought by the American Libraries Association and the American Civil Liberties Union and, for the time being, remain intact.

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