What does CDA stand for?

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Controlled Descent Apparatus

Miscellaneous » Aircraft & Aviation

   
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Central Domain Administration

Business » General

   
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Coventry District Association

Community

   
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Capital Development Authority

Governmental » State & Local

   
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Child Developement Associate

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Communications Decency Act of 1996

Computing » Telecom

   
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Chidren Detcetion Agency

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Cofficient of Dynamic Augment

Miscellaneous » Construction

   
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City Demonstration Agency

Governmental » State & Local

   
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Child Development Associates

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Council for Disability Awareness

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Chicago Department of Aviation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Command and Data Acquisition

Governmental » NASA

   
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Certified Dental Assistant

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
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California Dental Association

Medical » Dental

   
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Community Development Agency

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Community Data Access

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Collin D Anderson

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Chandra Data Archive

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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College Democrats of America

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Chemically Dependent Anonymous

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Christian Democratic Appeal

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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California Department of Aging

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Concept Design Academy

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Chen Design Associates

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

What does CDA mean?

CDA
The “Communications Decency Act”, passed as section 502 of a major telecommunications reform bill on February 8th, 1996 (“Black Thursday”). The CDA made it a federal crime in the USA to send a communication which is “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent, with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person.” It also threatened with imprisonment anyone who “knowingly” makes accessible to minors any message that “describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards, sexual or excretory activities or organs”.While the CDA was sold as a measure to protect minors from the putative evils of pornography, the repressive political aims of the bill were laid bare by the Hyde amendment, which intended to outlaw discussion of abortion on the Internet.To say that this direct attack on First Amendment free-speech rights was not well received on the Internet would be putting it mildly. A firestorm of protest followed, including a February 29th 1996 mass demonstration by thousands of netters who turned their home pages black for 48 hours. Several civil-rights groups and computing/telecommunications companies mounted a constitutional challenge. The CDA was demolished by a strongly-worded decision handed down in 8th-circuit Federal court and subsequently affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on 26 June 1997 (“White Thursday”). See also Exon.

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