It’s just a series of land mines designed to trap the unwary [...] if you file it wrong, if you put it in [the] wrong alphabetical order [...] you’re facing federal prosecution on a first offense with a maximum of five years, [and] a secondary offense [with] a minimum of two years. I would have to have a photocopy of my own ID and a list in my home ready for federal inspection, a paper with my legal name, or any name I have ever used under any circumstances [...] the form of ID I provided to myself, the serial number of that ID and [would have to have it] signed under penalty of perjury.
If I don’t have that document or a photo of my ID available 20 hours a week for federal inspection, I’ve committed a felony.
Adam4Adam uses the new "Restricted To Adults" label in the metatags of its pages. also said the Child Online Protection Act fails to address threats that have emerged since the law was written, including online predators on social-networking sites like My Space, because it targets only commercial Web publishers.
The RTA label is free to use, voluntary, and universally available to any website that wishes to clearly and effectively label itself as being inappropriate for viewing by minors. "Even defendant's own study shows that all but the worst performing (software) filters are far more effective than COPA would be at protecting children from sexually explicit material on the Web," said Reed, who presided over a monthlong trial in the fall. Supreme Court upheld in 2004 a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect; Reed on Thursday issued a permanent injunction.
This is also true of Adam4Adam membership in the United Kingdom.