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Document Number: 11286

Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children's Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later - Overreach in the implementation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) comes in for criticism by the American Library Association. Passed in 2000, the CIPA was meant to block adults and minors from accessing online images deemed obscene, pornographic or harmful to minors, but as the Internet evolved, the CIPA didn't says the ALA. Instead it has become a barrier to learning and acquiring digital literacy skills to those who most need them, children and adults who have no Internet at home. (Kristen R. Batch, American Library Association, June 2014)...

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