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Re: Communications Decency Act (CDA) and the SCA

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Eric Jon Campbell wrote:

> I know that this may be a can of worms but how concerned should sca
> internet archivists be about "lewd or lascivious" lyrics online in songbooks.
> just wondering since the CDA will be signed tomorrow by good ol 
> bill <<sarcasm (hint hint)>>
> jsut wondering what others of the merry rose might think

As I understand it (based on who the law is worded) _anyhting_ that 
violates established standards of decency can be considered grounds for 
prosicution for obcenity.  Thus, who ever manages this mailing list will 
be liable for it's content, since there is no proof of age required to be 
on it.  The basis for 'standards of decency' seems to be drawn from the 
most conservitave section of America, thus bawdy son lyrics could count.

I have also read that Clinton has already stated that the goverment will 
_not_ prosocute anyone discussing abortion and abortion rights over the 
Net, regardless of the rider that was attached to the bill that said 

Michael Limner, esq.

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