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Free speech hardly a given online

The hearing over the Child Online Protection Act faces another First Amendment issue: whether the court should be closed to press while plaintiffs disclose trade secrets during testimony.

The boundaries of the First Amendment in cyberspace are tested once again as civil liberties groups face off in court with those trying to shield children from "harmful material" on the Net. But the hearing faces another First Amendment issue: whether the court should be closed to press while plaintiffs disclose trade secrets during testimony.

Child protection vs. business interests
update The hearing over the Child Online Protection Act faces another First Amendment issue: whether the court should be closed to press while plaintiffs disclose trade secrets during testimony.

Congress to revisit Net filtering
A pair of U.S. senators reintroduces a bill that would require schools and libraries receiving federal subsidies for Net access to install filtering software.

U.N. conference slams Net child porn
Global action is needed to stop child porn, a U.N. conference says, and children's rights should precede free speech.