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    DQ#2: To what extent does censorship violate freedom of speech and where does censorship work the best regarding Internet freedoms?

    Provide some evidence of legislation that attempts to control areas of the Internet that would be deemed censorship.

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    In December 2000, the United States Congress passed legislation requiring Internet blocking technology to block pornographic materials in all public schools and libraries funded through certain federal programs. See EPIC's COPA Page for materials on Ashcroft v. ACLU, the current challenge to Internet censorship now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
    When the U.S. government requires blocking in public schools and libraries, the government mandates censorship in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitutional guarantees to free expression and freedom of association. Laws ...

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    The solution discusses to what extent censorship violates freedom of speech and Internet freedom.