Sunday, February 18, 2018

Utah wants to pass a civil liability version of COPA

Matthew La Plante has a story in the Sunday Washington Post, by Matthew La Plante, p. A11, maintaining that politicians in Utah and several other states want to frame porn addiction as a public health crisis.  Utah, in particular, considers a law allowing “victims” to sue publishers for adult content viewed accidentally by children. 
Is this COPA all over again?  Remember the COPA trial a decade ago, and the debate on filters and adult-id? 

Update:  Feb. 22

Florida's legislature passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk, and not military style weapons in the hands of a deranged person. Holly Yan on CNN reports with a video interview. 

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