CP80 Takes Legal Action

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The CP80 Foundation announces the addition of Cheryl Preston as General Counsel, and the formation of its legal and legislative consultative group to help promote its pornography initiative.

The CP80 Foundation announced today that Cheryl B. Preston, Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, has joined the CP80 team to coordinate the legal and legislative efforts. In conjunction with this announcement, The CP80 Foundation has also announced the formation of The CP80 legal and legislative advisory board and The CP80 legal and legislative consultative group.

“I am thrilled that Cheryl Preston has joined CP80 to assist us with our efforts to enhance choice while preserving free speech on the Internet—and to help protect our families from pornography,” said Ralph Yarro, Chairman of The CP80 Foundation.

Professor Preston is a highly-respected legal scholar who has published in the areas of law and religion, pornography and social policy, banking, and feminist theory. Professor Preston is currently a member of the American Law Institute and is in the Consultative Group for the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts.

“As soon as I heard about the CP80 initiative, I wanted to be involved. The solutions offered by CP80 are the most workable and visionary of any ever offered to address the critical social problem of pornography and the protection of children and the workplace,” said Professor Preston.

Before joining the faculty at Brigham Young University Law School 16 years ago, she practiced with O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, and Holme Roberts & Owen, Salt Lake City, and clerked for the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

The CP80 legal and legislative consultative group was recently formed to aid in the development of legal strategies surrounding the CP80 initiative. “I am grateful for all of the individuals who are willing to donate their time, energies and expertise to the CP80 legal and legislative efforts,” said Ralph Yarro, Chairman of The CP80 Foundation.

The consultative group currently includes Douglas Matsumori (Ray Quinney & Nebeker); Frederick Mark Gedicks (Guy Anderson Chair & Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School); Brent Christensen and Lisa Demmons (Fabian and Clendenin); Jon C. Christiansen and Preston C. Regehr (TechLawVentures, PLLC), Stephen J. Hill and Jonathan O. Hafen (Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless); Scott Loveless (Director, World Family Policy Center); Stanley J. Preston, Maralyn M. Reger and Michael J. Carlston (Snow Christensen & Martineau); Nolan Taylor (Dorsey & Whitney); Ken Jennings and Harrison Colter (ColterJennings); and David Vandagriff (Vice President of Business Development, Corda Technologies).

“I believe Internet channeling offers the possibility of accommodating both free speech interests and the interests of those who wish to control the speech that enters their homes through the Internet,” said Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair & Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School, “I am interested in investigating how to draft the CP80 initiative so that it is consistent with both of these First Amendment interests.

About The CP80 Foundation

The CP80 Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C6) organization dedicated to creating a more responsible and manageable Internet. It is currently working on an initiative that uses available Internet ports to categorize Internet content.

With content organized into general-public and adult “Internet channels”, an individual can easily choose whether or not he wants to access pornography—a choice that does not exist today.

More information about The CP80 Foundation and the Internet Channel Initiative can be found at http://www.cp80.org.


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