The Internet makes information easily accessible and allows people all over the world to research and telecommute from the comforts of their own homes. However, such unlimited access is a double-edged sword. Problematic information that is accessible to anyone with a computer and a modem, such as sexually explicit material, can also be found on the Internet.
This Note examines the conflict between protecting children online and protecting free speech. A comparison is made between the United States' attempts at solutions through the Communications Decency Act and the Child Online Protection Act, and the new international and self-regulatory approach of the Internet Content Rating Association. This Note examines possible solutions to problems that inevitably arise regarding issues of free speech.
The Internet Content Rating Association: The Way to Patrol the Internet Highway,
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