Friday, January 29, 2010

Ohio Court Limits its Protection of Online Porn

The Ohio Supreme Court has narrowly interpreted a state law aimed to protecting children from online pornography and predators, delivering a partial blow to free-speech advocates who wanted it thrown out as unconstitutional. In its unanimous decision, the court said a 2004 law extending the state's definition of "material harmful to minors" to the Internet is clearly intended to apply only to person-to-person communications - not to generally accessible Web sites and public chat rooms. [Washington Post]

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