21st Century Emergency Communications Act of 2006

American citizens to individual autonomy and privacy in the sexual sphere. The NCSF, in ser-vin- these ooals, opposes Governmental regulation of adult consensual sexual interaction and discrimination based upon sexual orientation. Among the sexual practices which the NCSF seeks to protect is consensual sadomasochistic conduct; conduct which is engaged in by a significant, albeit silent, community.

Advisory Council on Community Renewal Act

The Telecommunications Reform Act has done exactly that, put regulations on the Internet.
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Alaska Communications Disposal Act

Nitke is ready to step into the foreground as the chief plantiff in Barbara Nitke and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom vs. John Ashcroft and the US Government in a challenge to the Communications Decency Act, which governs obscenity on the Internet.

American Communities' Right to Public Information Act

Nitke's involvement in the civil liberties lawsuit began when she decided to create a website on which to show and sell her work. Aware that her photographs are highly provocative, she consulted several lawyers regarding obscenity laws, only to discover that under the Communications Decency Act, obscenity is a gray area determined by community standards.

The total amount of speech implicated by the Communications Decency Act ("CDA");
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Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999

By invoking the overboard and vague
term “indecent” as the standard by which electronic communication should be
censored, Congress has insured that information providers seeking to avoid
criminal prosecution will close the gates on anything but the most tame
information and discussions.

Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994

Editor's Note: Since the time that this article waswritten and edited, the United States Supreme Court has decidedthe validity of portions of the Communications Decency Act in (Slip Opinion: 521 U.S.). Readers may wantto review the Court's ruling after reading this article in orderto have a better understanding of the impact that the Court'sruling has on the issues discussed by Ms. Herndon. The decisionis available on-line at:

Community Development Credit Union Revolving Loan Fund Transfer Act

‘Not only does this ban unconstitutionally restrict the First Amendment rights of minors and those who communicate with them about important issues, but, because of the nature of the online medium, it essentially bans "indecent" or "patently offensive" speech entirely, thus impermissibly reducing the adult population to "only what is fit for children".’

Communications Act Amendments, 1960

New York, December 18, 2003 - The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has submitted expert witness reports for their landmark Communications Decency Act lawsuit, Nitke v. Ashcroft (Case No. 01 Civ. 11476). John Wirenius, attorney for plaintiffs NCSF and photographer Barbara Nitke, provided 31 expert witness reports and witnesses who will testify before the three-judge panel for the Southern District of New York.

Communications Amendments Act of 1982

The opposition movement made a last ditch effort to stop the CDA. Congress was determined, however, to protect the minds of the youth of America. Represenative White proposed a compromise amendment, using a "harmful to minors" standard in place of indecency. This compromise was passed and undone in the blink of an eye. At about that time, Senator Leahy stated his fear that the conferees would take the easy way out and incorporate both the Cox/Wyden Amendment and the CDA into the final version of the Telecommunications Act. That is exactly what happened. With minor adjustments, the Cox/Wyden Amendment was exposed for the nonevent so many had said that it was and Senator Exon stood proud knowing that his fight was near victory.

Communications Satellite Act of 1962

According to the ACLU, the CDA extends the reach of the19th-century Comstock Act, which long suppressed informationabout birth control and abortion, so that it will apply to thelatest state-of-the-art communications technologies. (2)