US Supreme Court overturns the CDA, "Communications Decency Act"

On February 8th, 1996, President Clinton signed The "Communications Decency Act", legislation including a provision which limits freedom of expression on the Internet. With this act, the very same materials which are legally available today in book stores and libraries would be illegal if posted on Web sites or Usenet newsgroups.

The QRD is one of the twenty plaintiffs in ACLU et al. vs. Reno, the court action challenging the "Communications Decency Act".

On June 26th, 1997, the US Supreme Court struck down the CDA.

See the QRD's statement on this decision.

June 26th, 1997.