Net control attempted at the local level (Va.)

Frederick Burroughs riburr at
Sun Nov 29 19:54:47 PST 1998

A couple of recent Washington Post articles demonstrate Virginia's attempt
at internet regulation. A case of restricting access to internet sites
by public libraries in Loudoun Co. was ruled against by a federal court:

A copy of the ruling:

Virginia's governor, James Gilmore III, has appointed a commission on
internet technology to recommend policies on guiding internet business
and protecting internet users. Guidelines are touted by state officials
as being the first in the nation to *protect* residents. Ratification of
the recommendations is scheduled to take place at the College of William
and Mary on wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

Draft agenda of the meeting to be held on Dec. 2, titled "The State's
Role in Responsible Internet Growth", is at:

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