Voters Telecommunications Watch


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Voters Telecommunications Watch

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(VTW) A non-profit organisation based in New York, founded by Shabbir J. Safdar to protect the rights of Internet users. The VTW has actively opposed regulation of encryption and restrictions on Internet free speech. VTW created the animated "Free Speech" fireworks icon that has been displayed on many web pages since June 12, 1996, the day that a three-judge panel in Philadelphia ruled the CDA unconstitutional.

http://vtw.org.
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Safdar, co-founder of the Voters Telecommunications Watch.
Web pages will remain in this virtual state of mourning for 48 hours to protest a provision that would outlaw electronic transmission of indecent and other sexually explicit materials to minors, said Shabbir Safdar, head of Voters Telecommunications Watch, a coordinator of the protest.