In Ohio, a federal appeals court has ruled the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act is unconstitutional, ABC News reports.
The law requires Internet porn sites to keep records on all its "subjects" for five years and make them available for government inspection. The goal is to keep underage performers out of the porn industry.
The court says this is chilling to free speech because it scares amateurs away from posting naked pictures of themselves on the Internet. (Though if the whole "being naked on the Internet" thing doesn't scare them, I'm not sure what else would.) Maintaining the records is burdensome to regular people who just want to pose nasty images of themselves online and aren't running online porn companies, one judge said.