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"I hope they are going to invalidate the issue on the indecency that is before the Court. I just think it is too broad and I think it has very dangerous ramifications with the lowest common denominator is being what a minor is supposed to read. I hope that the remainder of the CDA survives, especially the section overruling the Stratton case concerning liability for online defamation." Parry in 1996, long before the US Supreme Court agreed with her.

Parry Aftab was among the first legal experts on cyberlaw and digital privacy. She wrote the articles that many others learned from, as they grappled with cyberlaw and policies.

In the short time between the launch of the Web in 1993 and now, a vast body of law and policy has been created, evolved and changed once again. As Parry looks back at her early contributions that have a historical effect on the Internet, she will share them here. The first she is sharing was a panel on the First Amendment and the pre-Supreme Court decision on the Communications Decency Act of 1996. At the time of this Fordham Law School panel, the case had been accepted for hearing by the US Supreme Court. As you review the panel discussions, you will see that Parry foresaw the decision, holding the indecency provisions as unconstitutional, but upholding the immunity provisions of the CDA. (Taken from

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