Acts Paper

898 words - 4 pages

Advances in Information Technology
Yadira Lopez
BIS 220
August 9, 2012
Krisda Cripe

Advances in Information Technology
Throughout the years technology has advanced in ways that no human being can ever imagine. We have the power to communicate with individuals worldwide in a matter of seconds. We have the ability to see people we have not seen in a long time without leaving the comfort of our home and having to travel thousands of miles. It is nice knowing that some way somehow, we can always stay connected to our loved ones. Many say that the way technology has advanced is to the best benefit for everyone, while others say it is causing more problems in today’s society. Individuals ...view middle of the document...

President Clinton signed into law The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in December 2000. CIPA requires that public libraries receiving certain federal funds have to: adopt Internet safety polices and use mandatory filtering software to block Internet access for children and adults to websites or software that is obscene, contain child pornography or are by any means harmful to minors (Epic.org, 20). In May 2002, the U.S District Court of Philadelphia said that CIPA was unconstitutional and sought legal actions and won. CIPA’s requirement that libraries enforce Internet safety policies has yet to be challenged and remains the same. The federal government filed an appeal towards the U.S. District Court of Philadelphia’s decision. The case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2003. The Supreme Court reversed the lower court’s ruling and upheld the federal law on June 23, 2003 (Epic.org, 20).
These are just two little examples of the Acts that are being passed in order to protect individuals in America. It is a scary thought that people can monitor our actions while surfing the web, let alone those actions of minors, including individual’s children. Thankfully we have Acts that prohibit such actions from occurring.

References
Multnomah County Library. (23, December 2009).Children's internet protection act; questions and answers. Retrieved from http://www.multcolib.org/news/cipa.html
Epic.org. (20, April 2010). Children's online privacy protection act (coppa). Retrieved from http://epic.org/privacy/kids/

Information Technology Acts Paper Grading Guide
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Content60 Percent | Points Available60 | Points EarnedX/60 | Additional Comments: |
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.Select only two of the following acts: Do Not Call Implementation Act, 2003 Controlling the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and...

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