Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has reintroduced a bill that would require schools and libraries receiving eRate discounts to install filtering software on their computers. The bill--which is nearly identical to last year's Internet School Filtering Act, a measure that failed to gain passage--is sure to rekindle the debate about how best to shield children from harmful material on the internet.

Introduced Jan. 19, Senate bill S. 97, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), was cosponsored by Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C. Hollings is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, which McCain chairs.

The bill aims to protect kids from sexually explicit


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