Communications Decency Act
<legal> (CDA) An amendment to the U.S. 1996 Telecommunications Bill that
went into effect on 08 February 1996, outraging thousands of Internet users who
turned their web pages black in protest. The law, originally proposed by Senator
James Exon to protect children from obscenity on the Internet, ended up making
it punishable by fines of up to $250,000 to post indecent language on the
Internet anywhere that a minor could read it.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation created public domain blue ribbon icons that
many web authors downloaded and displayed on their web pages.
On 12 June 1996, a three-judge panel in Philadelphia ruled the CDA
unconstitutional and issued an injunction against the United States Justice
Department forbidding them to enforce the "indecency" provisions of the law.
Internet users celebrated by displaying an animated "Free Speech" fireworks icon
to their web pages, courtesy of the Voters Telecommunications Watch. The Justice
Department has appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Communications of the ACM
<publication> (CACM) A monthly publication by the Association for
Computing Machinery sent to all members. CACM is an influential publication that
keeps computer science professionals up to date on developments. Each issue
includes articles, case studies, practitioner oriented pieces, regular columns,
commentary, departments, the ACM Forum, and technical correspondence, and
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<hardware, communications> A connector for a communications interface,
usually, a serial port.
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<operating system> IBM's rebranding of ACF.
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<communications, software> Application programs, operating system
components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These
different software components might be classified according to the functions
within the Open Systems Interconnect model which they provide.
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<communications> A system or facility capable of providing information
transfer between persons and equipment. The system usually consists of a
collection of individual communication networks, transmission systems, relay
stations, tributary stations, and terminal equipment capable of interconnection
and interoperation so as to form an integrated whole. These individual
components must serve a common purpose, be technically compatible, employ common
procedures, respond to some form of control, and generally operate in unison.
["Communications Standard Dictionary", 2nd Edition, Martin H. Weik].
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