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       Chapter 1

       Chapter 2

       Chapter 3

       Chapter 4

       Chapter 5

       Chapter 6

       Chapter 7

       Chapter 8

       Appendix A

       Appendix B

       Appendix C

       Appendix D

       Appendix E

       Appendix F

       Appendix G

       Appendix H

       Appendix I

       Book Reviews

       Letter from Author

  Public Policy Updates

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Kids Online: Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace
Appendix I:
ACLU Policy Number 4:
Censorship Obscenity, Pornography, and Indecency

This policy is included in its entirety in Appendix I in the book version.

The following are excerpts from ACLU Policy 4, with emphasis added:

(a) "The ACLU opposes any restraint on the right to create, publish or distribute materials to adults . . . on the basis of obscenity . . ."

(b) "Laws which punish the distribution or exposure of such materials [i.e. including obscenity] to minors violate the First Amendment . . ."

(d) "The ACLU believes that . . . all limitations of expression on the ground of obscenity . . . are unconstitutional."

(g) "The ACLU opposes on First Amendment grounds laws that restrict the production and distribution of any . . . materials even when some of the producers of those materials are punishable under criminal law." [This describes child pornography.]

The ACLU's official position on pornography reveals their underlying agenda with respect to filtering or blocking pornography in schools and libraries.


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