Activism: Internet Censorship

April 1998: “When asked why he felt it was so important to challenge the Communications Decency Act [the Internet censorship law that was later declared unconstitutional], Kiyoshi replied, ‘Because communications over the Internet is so important although most people don’t realize it now.’ Kiyoshi compares this time period with that of the 35 years it took before 50% of Americans had telephones. He continues, ‘We now find it indispensable. We’re going to reach 50% of US households in under FIVE years. It’s important to ensure that over the next 100-500 years we have the same protection that we do with the phone, mail, books and newspapers.”


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