ERIC Number: ED459687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-4
Reference Count: N/A
E-Rate and Filtering: A Review of the Children's Internet Protection Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, focuses on the e-rate and filtering, on the Children's Internet Protection Act, otherwise known as "CIPA" or "CHIPA." On April 20, CHIPA is to be implemented by the FCC, and there have been several recent lawsuits filed in Federal Court challenging the constitutionality of the law, and seeking to block its implementation as it pertains to public libraries. Prepared statements are provided from: Hon. Fred Upton, Chairman, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet; Hon. Chip Pickering, a Representative in Congress form Mississippi; Hon. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce; Hon. Gene Green, a Representative in Congress from Texas; Marvin J. Johnson, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Bruce A. Taylor, President and Chief Counsel, National Law Center for Children and Families; Laura G. Morgan, Public Librarian; Carolyn A. Caywood, Librarian, Virginia Beach Public Library; Susan J. Getgood, Vice President, Education Market, SurfControl, Inc.; and Christian Ophus, President, Internet Safety Association. Additional materials submitted to the record include: "Study: Net Users Cite Child Porn as Top Online Threat" (Monday, April 2, 2001, USA Today"; "Librarian Resigns after begin Ordered to Provide Pornography to Children" (February 11, 2000); "Stilwell Library Closing Stirs Controversy (The Associated Press State & Local Wire, March 1, 2001);"Cybersex. Not on the Reading List. Thanks to Internet Access, Librarians Have a New Job: Keeping their Patrons from Tuning into Porn" (by Sarah Downey, Newsweek, July 17, 2000); "Porn Makes Workplace Hostile, 7 Librarians Say. The News Behind the Net" (by Janet Komblum, USA Today, May 8, 2000); "Taste-Review & Outlook: X-Rated" (The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2000); and "Letters to the Editor. Porn Surfers Invade the Library" (The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, February 3, 2000). Additional material submitted for the record includes a letter to Congressman Edward Markey, by Marvin J. Johnson, regarding the hearing. (AEF)
Descriptors: Child Safety, Hearings, Information Policy, Internet, Laws, Legislation, Library Funding, Public Libraries
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.