A ban on the enforcement of COPA, the Child Online Protection Act, was upheld in the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals July 22 after the appeals court agreed with a lower court's findings that the law was vague, overly broad, and unconstitutional, DailyTech reports. The law, originally passed in 1998, was intended to protect children from objectionable content on the internet--namely, pornography--by forcing web site owners to implement verifiable age checks. Critics feared that the law would result in the censorship of a wide variety of material on the internet, including sexual health information or any site considered "obscene"

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