What does the children’s Internet Protection Act require? The Children’s Internet Protection Act, known as “CIPA,” requires libraries that participate in certain federal programs to install “technology protection measures” on all of their Internet access terminals, regardless of whether federal programs paid for the terminals or Internet connections.
What is the children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000? The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.
What did the children’s Internet Protection Act do? Congress adopted the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 to require schools and libraries receiving certain federal funding to block children’s access to obscene material, child pornography, and material deemed harmful to minors.
What happened to the child Online protection Act? On July 22, 2008, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2007 decision. On January 21, 2009, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of the lower court decision, effectively shutting down the law.