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Child Online Protection Act and Child Online Privacy Protection Act

  • By: Kevin Featherly
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The Child Online Protection Act (COPA) is the U.S. Congress' highly controversial 1998 attempt to replace the ill-fated Communications Decency Act (CDA), which was deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997. The Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is ...

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