COPA is unconstitutional

The Third Circuit has upheld a lower court decision that the Child Online Protection Act is unconstitutional, AP reports.In its ruling Tuesday, the federal appeals court concluded that the Child Online Protection Act is unconstitutionally overly broad and vague.

The Third Circuit has upheld a lower court decision that the Child Online Protection Act is unconstitutional, AP reports.

In its ruling Tuesday, the federal appeals court concluded that the Child Online Protection Act is unconstitutionally overly broad and vague. The court also ruled that the law violates the First Amendment because filtering technologies and other parental control tools offer a less restrictive way to protect children from inappropriate content online.

Next stop: SCOTUS.

I'll update this shortly with a look at the the appeals court's decision.