US law on age proof in explicit images is ruled unconstitutional

A law requiring publishers of sexually explicit content to document and record the age of participants in material has been ruled unconstitutional by a US court. Experts had warned that the law could cause problems for photo-sharing websites. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has said that the law broke the US Constitution's first amendment right to free speech. It said that the law breached the doctrine of overbreadth, which means that the law could be applied to silence constitutionally protected speech.

theregister.co.uk US law on age proof in explicit images is ruled unconstitutional
Thu, Oct 25, 2007 theregister.co.uk