This comment explores the constitutionality of federal regulations as applied to Internet content and alternatives to government regulation. Part II provides background on the Internet, First Amendment obscenity and indecency law as applied to communications media, and past and current legislation enacted to regulate Internet content. Part III analyzes the constitutionality of COPA, and discusses why other alternatives are more effective and preferable to government regulation. Part IV concludes that protecting children from harmful Internet content is the responsibility of parents, and therefore, Internet regulation should begin at home.
Doherty, Kelly M.
"www.Obscenity.com: an Analysis of Obscenity and Indecency Regulation of the Internet,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 32
, Article 2.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol32/iss2/2