Tag Archives: Louisiana

Louisiana HB 172

The bill bars any retailer in Louisiana from selling or leasing any device that provides internet access unless it includes an “active and operating digital blocking” capability that renders obscene material inaccessible. It also bars any retailer outside Louisiana from selling or leasing such a device to anyone in Louisiana.

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Press Release: Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law Is Enjoined for Violating the First Amendment

Booksellers and publishers secured a preliminary injunction against a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

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Press Release: Federal Court blocks Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law for Violating First Amendment

On Friday, October 7, 2016 Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of federal district court signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 Louisiana law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

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Louisiana House Bill 153

Louisiana H.B. 153 would require any website in the state who publishes “harmful to minors” material to make every visitor “electronically acknowledge and attest” to being 18 years old before accessing the material.

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Louisiana House Bill 258

Louisiana H.B. 258 would require any website that publishes material “harmful to minors” on the Internet to require an “age verification system” to access the material.

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Louisiana House Bill 1259

Louisiana H.B. 1259 would make it a crime to communicate with another person with the intent to coerce, abuse, intimidate, harass, frighten, embarrass or cause emotional distress.

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Garden District Book Shop v. Stewart

Media Coalition brought a lawsuit on behalf of some of its members and Louisiana booksellers and publishers challenging a law that required websites to age-verify every internet user before providing access to material that could be deemed “harmful to minors.”

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Press Release: First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

Booksellers and publishers filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

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