I'm sure the newly announced filtering requirement will be a "moving target"
kind of issue for a while. In today's NY Times, they ask several prominent
Internet law attorney's what the biggest issues of the year have been.
Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment
and Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School cited
three issues. Of the filtering requirement he says: "Finally, just as the
year ended, Congress quietly tucked a First Amendment bomb inside an
appropriations bill. It requires that public schools and libraries must
install blocking software or lose federal funds. This looks like it will be
one of the big First Amendment struggles of the next year."
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