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Kids Love the Porn

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Out in Philly, a federal court has struck down a law, the Child Online Protection Act, that would’ve made it illegal for online commercial proprietors of porn to allow children to access it.

The law would have criminalized Web sites that allow children to access material deemed “harmful to minors” by “contemporary community standards.” The sites would have been expected to require a credit card number or other proof of age. Penalties included a $50,000 fine and up to six months in prison.

The ACLU and Salon.com, among others, challenged the law, and the Supreme Court suspended it in 2004, pending further review, on the grounds that it would have likely been overturned.

In a completely unrelated story, the films Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty Aroused, Sinderella, and Naked Fairy Tales have just been re-released onto the internet.