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Donald Telage, Chairman of Commission on Child Online Protection (COPA) and members of the COPA Commission
(Commissioners include: Stephen Balkam, Internet Content Rating Association ; John Bastian, Security Software Systems; Jerry Berman, Center for Democracy & Technology; Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr., Rocky Mountain College; J. Robert Flores, National Law Center for Children and Families; Albert F. Ganier III, Education Networks of America; Michael E. Horowitz, Department of Justice; Donna Rice Hughes, Author, Kids Online/Founder,; C. Lee Peeler, Federal Trade Commission; William M. Parker,; Gregory L. Rohde, Department of Commerce/NTIA; C. James Schmidt, San Jose State University; William L. Schrader, PSINet; Larry Shapiro, Disney’s; Srinija Srinivasan, Yahoo! Inc.; Karen Talbert, Nortel Networks; Donald Telage, Network Solutions; and George Vradenburg III, America Online, Inc.)


(COPA Commission Chairman Don Telage will give an overview of the report and the Commission’s recommendations to Congress. Members of the Commission will answer questions from the media).


Washington, D.C.


Friday, October 20, 2000
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Kristin Litterst or Jennifer Moire, Dittus Communications
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The COPA Commission, a congressionally appointed panel, was mandated by the Child Online Protection Act, which was approved by Congress in October 1998. The primary purpose of the Commission is to "identify technological or other methods that will help reduce access by minors to material that is harmful to minors on the Internet." At the press conference, the Commissioners will unveil the report and present it to Congress.