New FCC Order on CIPA

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 24, 2003

“In this Order, we adopt measures to ensure that our implementation of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) complies with the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court. CIPA requires schools and libraries with computer Internet access to certify that they have Internet safety policies and technology protection measures, e.g., software filtering technology, to receive discounts for Internet access and internal connections under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (e-rate).” See the text of this order here, and here in pdf.

  • From “Under a deadline set Thursday, libraries have an extra year to comply with a controversial law that says if they accept federal funds, they must install Internet filtering software.”
  • See also this information from ALA on the CIPA Order.
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