Re: clearing memory

Jeffrey D. Stanton (jstanton@/etc/HOSTNAME)
5 Apr 1996 22:21:44 GMT

Kevin M Bealer ( wrote:
: On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Drew Eckhardt wrote:

: > --
: > By using this line in your .sig, you violate 18 USC 1462, committing a class D
: > felony, good for up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine:
: > Planned Parenthood provides information on abortions.

: why, and what is 18 USC 1462?

This is the now-famous "Communications Decency Act," part of the
Telecommunications Bill which was recently signed into law. Among other
things, the bill prohibits discussion of abortion on the Internet. This
is something of a grey area, since a Phila. judge recently filed an
injunction against the law.
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