High Court ruling boosts Internet filters

conservator writes “An Associated Press article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer states that the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion striking down the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) is simultaneously a fairly strong endorsement of the effectiveness of filtering software. The Court’s majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, provides ample evidence for this assertion.”

Although filtering software is not a perfect solution because it may block some materials not harmful to minors and fail to catch some that are, the Government has not satisfied its burden to intro-duce specific evidence proving that filters are less effective.