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Child Safe Viewing Act [This content has been moved to its own page]
Online Safety and Technology Working Group
"The Online Safety and Technology Working Group (Working Group) was established pursuant to the "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act." Participants, including federal agencies, will evaluate industry efforts and make recommendations to promote online safety for children through education, labeling, and parental control technology. The Working Group will also evaluate and make recommendations on industry efforts to prevent and respond to criminal activity involving children and the Internet. Within a year of convening its first meeting, the group will submit a report to Congress and the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of its findings and make recommendations on how to increase online safety measures. By statute, the Working Group is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act." NTIA
NTIA has received the report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group, " Youth Safety on a Living Internet " (2.42 MB PDF file) June 4, 2010
Broadband Data Improvement Act . Title II of Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, Sec. 214 :: Report to Congress on online industry's efforts to promote online safety :: Pending
- Federal Register Notice : Nominations to Serve on Online Safety and Technology Working Group : NTIA is seeking nominations of individuals to represent the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups interested in serving on the NTIA Online Safety and Technology Working Group for a single fifteen (15) month term to commence in January 2009. Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before December 12, 2008. (Acrobat PDF 15 Kb)
- On October 10, 2008, the President signed into law the ''Broadband Data Improvement Act'' (the Act), Pub. L. No. 110-385. Section 214 of that Act directs NTIA to establish the OSTWG to review and evaluate:
. The status of industry efforts to promote online safety through educational efforts, parental control technology, blocking and filtering software, age-appropriate labels for content or other technologies or initiatives designed to promote a safe online environment for children;
. The status of industry efforts to promote online safety among providers of electronic communications services and remote computing services by reporting apparent child pornography, including any obstacles to such reporting;
. The practices of electronic communications service providers and remote computing service providers related to record retention in connection with crimes against children; and
. The development of technologies to help parents shield their children from inappropriate material on the Internet.
The OSTWG must report its findings and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary and to Congress within one (1) year after its first meeting. The Act specifies that the OSTWG must be comprised of ''representatives of relevant sectors of the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups and Federal agencies.'' The ''business community'' includes, at a minimum, Internet service providers, Internet content providers (especially targeted towards children), producers of blocking and filtering software, operators of social networking sites, search engines, Web portals, and domain name service (DNS) providers. Public interest groups may include organizations that work on behalf of children or study children's issues, Internet safety groups, and education and academic entities. NTIA is seeking representatives from a broad spectrum of organizations to obtain the best information available on the state of online safety.
The OSTWG will have up to 30 members. Appointments will be for a single fifteen (15) month term. The Assistant Secretary seeks representatives of organizations with expertise and knowledge concerning the issues the OSTWG will study, and upon which it will report, as described in the Act, especially individuals who can represent the views of an industry sector or a larger public interest group. NTIA will also work with relevant federal agencies to identify appropriate representatives to serve on the working group.
- Information about OSTWG
- NTIA Notice Online Safety Technology Working Group Clarification, Fed Reg NTIA 2/26/2009
- Protecting Children in the 21 st Century Act, Pub. L. No. 110-385, Title II, 122 Stat. 4096, Sec. 214 (2008)
- Meeting Information
- Feb. 4, 2010 - Dept of Commerce, Washington DC 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Fed Reg Notice
. November 3, 2009 - Washington, DC
- Federal Register Notice (Acrobat PDF 47 Kb)
- Meeting Agenda (Acrobat PDF 377 Kb)
- Webcast Archive (to be supplied)
. September 24, 2009 - Washington, DC
- Federal Register Notice (Acrobat PDF 47 Kb)
- Meeting Agenda (Acrobat PDF 54 Kb)
- Webcast Archive (to be supplied)
. June 4, 2009 - Washington, DC
- Agenda (PDF)
- Notice (PDF)
- Webcast Archive
- Minutes (PDF)
- event notice: "Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress" (June 29th, 9am), PFF 6/11/2010
- Scare tactics, blocking sites can be bad for kids, CNET 6/9/2010
- Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) Final Report Released, PFF 6/9/2010
- Kids, Media, Commercialism & Moral Panic, TLF 6/9/2010
- CTIA Statement on the NTIA's OSTW Group Report on Promoting Responsible Online Use, CTIA 6/4/2010
- Public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG), OSTWG 1/15/2010
- OSTWG Panels Discuss Parental Controls, Child Protection Technologies and Content Rating Methods, iKeepSafe 11/10/2009
- OSTWG Discusses Parental Controls for Child Safety, Tech Lib Front 11/10/2009
- Government Internet safety group hears from students & experts, Safekids 10/1/2009
- A parent's quick guide to content blocking technologies, Ars Technica 9/10/2009
- Federal Register Notice: Online Safety and Technology Working Group Public Meeting, NTIA 9/10/2009
- Chairman Rockefeller Statement on the Child Safe Viewing Act Report, Senate Commerce 9/1/2009
- Online Safety Technology Working Group (OSTWG) Is Underway, PFF 6/5/2009
- NTIA Online Safety and Tech Working Group, NTIA 4/28/2009
- CDT's Morris Named to Online Safety and Technology Working Group, CDT 4/7/2009
PROTECT Act of 2008 Title I
- National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, PROTECT Act of 2008 Title I :: Report on strategy :: Annual
- National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) Program, PROTECT Act of 2008 Title I :: Report on the progress of the ICAC :: Pending
- PROTECT Act of 2008 Title II Report :: DOJ report on its forensic capabilities :: Annual
- PROTECT Act of 2008 Title IV Report :: "whether a subject of an online child exploitation investigation poses a high risk of harm to children." :: Pending
COPA, Congress's second attempt at censoring the Internet, brought its first call for a study of the issue of offensive content on the Internet. Sec. 1405 of COPA called for the establishment of the COPA Commission (an unfunded mandate) for the purpose of conducting a study "regarding methods to help reduce access by minors to material that is harmful to minors on the Internet." [COPA Section 1405] As required by law, the Commission had 15 industry members reflecting a wide diversity of perspectives. It took a lot of work and wrangling (even over such simple issues as who would foot the bill) but the Commission achieved a comprehensive analysis that thoroughly reviewed the issue.
The findings of the COPA Commission can be summarized as follows:
- One of the best responses to concern over children's exposure to offensive content is family education and involvement (not law nor technology).
- Offensive material frequently falls outside of the reach of US legislation as significant portions are located off-shores.
- Internet filter technology "raise First Amendment concerns because of its potential to be over-inclusive in blocking content. Concerns are increased because the extent of blocking is often unclear and not disclosed, and may not be based on parental choice."
- The creation of a top level domain to address this problem was considered. The creation of a .xxx was questionable because it was less than clear who would willingly locate their content their and even if they did, the .xxx domain could become an attractive nuisance. The creation, on the other hand, of a .kids domain was given positive review, creating a possible greenspace of child-appropriate sites. This limitation, however, is the degree to which this would be a solution non-domain name using applications as chat rooms, USENET, or instant messaging.
What is the solution? According to this panel of experts
After consideration of the information gathered through hearings and comments filed by a wide range of parties, the Commission concludes that no single technology or method will effectively protect children from harmful material online. Rather, the Commission determined that a combination of public education, consumer empowerment technologies and methods, increased enforcement of existing laws, and industry action are needed to address this concern.
Having concluding that Internet filters were constitutionally suspect, Congress proceeded to pass the Children's Internet Protection Act requiring the use of Internet filters by schools and libraries.
- COPA Commission Website
- Final Report of the COPA Commission Presented to Congress (October 20, 2000) "The Commission on Child Online Protection is directed by Congress to consider methods and technologies to help reduce access by minors to material that is "harmful to minors" (as defined in the Child Online Protection Act ("COPA"). As part of this review, the Commission has scheduled three public hearings to consider these methods and technologies. On July 20-21, 2000, the COPA Commission will hold its second public hearing at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia to consider filtering, labeling, and rating technologies. Today's notice seeks comments on such technologies." Federal Register Notice
USDOJ Commission on Online Child Protection
- The Omnibus appropriations bill of 2000 includes the following: COMMISSION ON ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION The conference agreement includes $750,000 for the Commission on Online Child Protection
- Oct 4-5. COPA Commission Wash DC. Public meeting at AOL before Report to Congress due Oct 21.
- Sep 18-19. COPA Commission Wash DC. Public meeting at DOJ before Report to Congress due Oct 21.
- Aug. 3-4 COPA Commission Hearing 3 San Jose
- Jul 20-21 COPA Commission Hearing 2 Richmond, VA.
- COPA Announcement of Agenda for First Public Hearing June 8-9, 2000
- Public Meeting, Child Online Protection Act Commission 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on March 7, 2000, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. The meeting will be open to the public.
- ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROHDE WELCOMES CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS Joint Statement of Government Representatives to the COPA Commission (October 20, 2000) Oct 20, 2000 ntia Released: October 17, 2000.
- Apr 28 Child Online Protect Act Commission meeting FTC 9 am - 4 pm.
- No Filtering Recs In COPA Report Oct 20, 2000 wired
- Porn Panel Urges Congress To Consider Recommendations Oct 20, 2000 washtech
- Congress Panel Balks At Net Smut Filter Plan Oct 20, 2000 excite
- Panel Decides Against Requiring Online Filters Oct 19, 2000 msnbc
- Net Porn Panel To Unveil Report Oct 19, 2000 washtech
- Commission on Child Online Protection (COPA) To Unveil Final Report to Congress Oct 19, 2000 ftc
- Porn Panel: Nix 'Mouse-Trapping' Oct 8, 2000 wired
- COPA Commission Report Writing Meeting Scheduled for October 4-5 in Sterling, VA Sept 29, 2000 ftc
- Anti-Net-porn commission readies report Sept 20, 2000 usatoday
- COPA: Peddle Smut, Go To Jail Sept 20, 2000 wired
- Anti-porn group to suggest online children's section Sept 20, 2000 cnet
- COPA Panel To Hear Testimony Aug 3, 2000 wired
- Online Porn Panel To Congress - 'Send Money' Newsbytes 6/8
- E-Signatures Bill Contains COPA Donation Clause WashTech 5/17
- Internet decency commission has no moneyC|NET 3/9/00
SEC. 1405. STUDY BY COMMISSION ON ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is hereby established a temporary Commission to be known as the Commission on Online Child Protection (in this section referred to as the "Commission") for the purpose of conducting a study under this section regarding methods to help reduce access by minors to material that is harmful to minors on the Internet.
(b) MEMBERSHIP.-The Commission shall be composed of 19 members, as follows:
(1) INDUSTRY MEMBERS.-The Commission shall include-
(A) 2 members who are engaged in the business of providing Internet filtering or blocking services or software;
(B) 2 members who are engaged in the business of providing Internet access services;
(C) 2 members who are engaged in the business of providing labeling or ratings services;
(D) 2 members who are engaged in the business of providing Internet portal or search services;
(E) 2 members who are engaged in the business of providing domain name registration services;
(F) 2 members who are academic experts in the field of technology; and
(G) 4 members who are engaged in the business of making content available over the Internet. Of the members of the Commission by reason of each subparagraph of this paragraph, an equal number shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and by the Majority Leader of the Senate.
(2) EX OFFICIO MEMBERS.-The Commission shall include the following officials:
(A) The Assistant Secretary (or the Assistant Secretary's designee).
(B) The Attorney General (or the Attorney General's designee).
(C) The Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (or the Chairman's designee).
(1) IN GENERAL.-The Commission shall conduct a study to identify technological or other methods that-
(A) will help reduce access by minors to material that is harmful to minors on the Internet; and
(B) may meet the requirements for use as affirmative defenses for purposes of section 231(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (as added by this title). Any methods so identified shall be used as the basis for making legislative recommendations to the Congress under subsection (d)(3).
(2) SPECIFIC METHODS.-In carrying out the study, the Commission shall identify and analyze various technological tools and methods for protecting minors from material that is harmful to minors, which shall include (without limitation)-
(A) a common resource for parents to use to help protect minors (such as a "one-click-away" resource);
(B) filtering or blocking software or services;
(C) labeling or rating systems;
(D) age verification systems;
(E) the establishment of a domain name for posting of any material that is harmful to minors; and
(F) any other existing or proposed technologies or methods for reducing access by minors to such material.
(3) ANALYSIS.-In analyzing technologies and other methods identified pursuant to paragraph (2), the Commission shall examine-
(A) the cost of such technologies and methods;
(B) the effects of such technologies and methods on law enforcement entities;
(C) the effects of such technologies and methods on privacy;
(D) the extent to which material that is harmful to minors is globally distributed and the effect of such technologies and methods on such distribution;
(E) the accessibility of such technologies and methods to parents; and
(F) such other factors and issues as the Commission considers relevant and appropriate.
(d) REPORT.-Not later than 1 year after the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit a report to the Congress containing the results of the study under this section, which shall include-
(1) a description of the technologies and methods identified by the study and the results of the analysis of each such technology and method;
(2) the conclusions and recommendations of the Commission regarding each such technology or method;
(3) recommendations for legislative or administrative actions to implement the conclusions of the committee; and
(4) a description of the technologies or methods identified by the study that may meet the requirements for use as affirmative defenses for purposes of section 231(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (as added by this title).
(e) STAFF AND RESOURCES.-The Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information of the Department of Commerce shall provide to the Commission such staff and resources as the Assistant Secretary determines necessary for the Commission to perform its duty efficiently and in accordance with this section.
(f) TERMINATION.-The Commission shall terminate 30 days after the submission of the report under subsection (d).
(g) INAPPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.-The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Commission.
Inventory of Federally Funded Internet Safety Programs
- Inventory of Federally Funded Internet Safety Programs , Katherine Darke Schmitt Child Protection Division Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2005
- DOJ Pub.Law. 108-447 "Congressional request to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to compile information on federally-funded internet safety programs for youth and to describe each program's purpose and scope
Crimes against Children Research Center Juvenile Online Victimization Study
- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children fund the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center Juvenile Online Victimization Study (N-JOV). The N-JOV study collected information from a national sample of law enforcement agencies about the characteristics of Internet sex crimes against minors and the numbers of arrests for these crimes during a one-year period. Results were published in 2004. These N-JOV statistics about online victimization of children are the most widely cited statistics in this area.
- Funding: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
National Academies Report (Computer Science Technology Board):
In 1998, as a part of the Protection of Children From Sexual Predators Act, Congress requested that the National Academies of Sciences produce a report "to conduct a study of computer-based technologies and other approaches to the problem of the availability of pornographic material to children on the Internet." In 2002, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies of Sciences released Youth, Pornography, and the Internet (May 2002). In response to the Congressional request, the Board assembled a "committee with expertise in many fields" and reviewed the "legal, educational, technological, social, and societal context" of the issue. The conclusions and recommendations of the Board could be used by Congress to amend federal criminal statutes.
The Report concludedThere is no single or simple answer to controlling the access of minors to inappropriate material on the Web. To date, most of the efforts to protect children from inappropriate sexually explicit material on the Internet have focused on technology-based tools such as filters and legal prohibitions or regulation. But the committee believes that neither technology nor policy can provide a complete - or even a nearly complete - solution. While both technology and public policy have important roles to play, social and education strategies to develop in minors an ethic of responsible choice and the skills to effectuate these choices and to cope with exposure are foundational to protecting children from negative effect that may result from exposure to inappropriate material or experiences in the Internet.
[CSTB, Youth, Pornography, and the Internet: Executive Summary: Conclusion (2002)]. The Board's Report does not produce any simple solutions instead describing the situation as "very complex."
Dick Thornburgh and Herbert S. Lin, Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, Computer Science and Technology Board, National Academies of Science (2002)
In Public Law 105-314, the Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, Title IX, Section 901, the U.S. Congress passed the following legislation:
SEC. 901. STUDY ON LIMITING THE AVAILABILITY OF PORNOGRAPHY ON THE INTERNET.
(a) IN GENERAL—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall request that the National Academy of Sciences, acting through its National Research Council, enter into a contract to conduct a study of computer-based technologies and other approaches to the problem of the availability of pornographic material to children on the Internet, in order to develop possible amendments to Federal criminal law and other law enforcement techniques to respond to the problem.
(b) CONTENTS OF STUDY—The study under this section shall address each of the following:
(1) The capabilities of present-day computer-based control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images.
(2) Research needed to develop computer-based control technologies to the point of practical utility for controlling the electronic transmission of pornographic images.
(3) Any inherent limitations of computer-based control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images.
(4) Operational policies or management techniques needed to ensure the effectiveness of these control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images.
(c) FINAL REPORT—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate a final report of the study under this section, which report shall—
(1) set forth the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Council; and
(2) be submitted by the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate to relevant Government agencies and committees of Congress.
Executive Summary: "In homes, schools, and libraries across the nation, the Internet has become a valuable and even critical tool for our children's success. Access to the Internet furnishes children with new resources with which to learn, new avenues for expression, and new skills to obtain quality jobs.
"Our children's access to the Internet, however, can put them in contact with inappropriate and potentially harmful material. Some children inadvertently confront pornography, indecent material, hate sites, and sites promoting violence, while other children actively seek out inappropriate content. Additionally, through participation in chat rooms and other interactive dialogues over the Internet, children can be vulnerable to online predators.
"Parents and educators have access to a variety of tools that can help protect children from these dangers. In October 2000, Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires schools and libraries that receive federal funds for discounted telecommunications, Internet access, or internal connections services to adopt an Internet safety policy and employ technological protections that block or filter certain visual depictions deemed obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors. Congress also requested the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to (1) evaluate whether the technology measures currently available adequately address the needs of educational institutions, and (2) evaluate the development and effectiveness of local Internet safety policies. Congress also invited any recommendations from NTIA as to how to foster the development of measures that meet these needs. This report sets forth NTIA's public outreach, including comments received through a Request for Comment, its evaluation, and recommendations.
"With respect to whether the technology measures currently available address the needs of educational institutions, the commenters identified the following needs of educational institutions:
balancing the importance of allowing children to use the Internet with the importance of protecting children from inappropriate material; accessing online educational materials with a minimum level of relevant content being blocked; deciding on the local level how best to protect children from Internet dangers; understanding how to fully utilize Internet protection technology measures; considering a variety of technical, educational, and economic factors when selecting technology protection measures; and adopting an Internet safety strategy that includes technology, human monitoring, and education.
"Based on a review of the comments, currently available technology measures have the capacity to meet most, if not all, of these needs and concerns.
"Accordingly, NTIA makes the following two recommendations to Congress on how to foster the use of technology protection measures to better meet the needs of educational institutions:
Technology vendors should offer training services to educational institutions on the specific features of their products. CIPA's definition of "technology protection measure" should be expanded to include more than just blocking and filtering technology in order to encompass a vast array of current technological measures that protect children from inappropriate content.
"Finally, commenters expressed a great deal of satisfaction regarding the development and effectiveness of Internet safety policies. Specifically, they praise the ability to customize these policies to address the concerns of individual communities. Based on the comments, NTIA has identified best practices for use in developing Internet safety policies. "
CIPA Authorizing Legislation, CIPA Sec. 1703, page 457.Federal Register Notice . Report to Congress, CIPA: Study of Technology Protection Measures in Section 1703, NTIA (Aug. 2003)
Comments Due August 27, 2002
NTIA RFC on the Effectiveness of Internet Protection Measures and Safety Policies "The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has initiated a notice and comment proceeding to evaluate whether currently available Internet blocking or filtering technology measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions and to evaluate the effectiveness of children's Internet safety policies. TODAY'S INTERNET BLOCKING AND FILTERING TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF MEETING NEEDS OF MOST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, NTIA REPORT SAYS, NTIA 8/20/03
" Section 1703 of the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CIPA) directs NTIA to examine the following issues:
Whether currently available technology protection measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions in protecting children's safety on the Internet; How to foster development of measures that meet such needs; The development and effectiveness of local Internet safety policies currently in operation after community input."Information about how to submit comments is included in the Federal Register notice located at
NTIA will use the comments as a basis for recommendations to Congress on how to foster the development of technology protection measures that meet the needs of educational institutions. " Source: NTIA Press Release.
CIPA requires NTIA to initiate a notice and comment proceeding for purposes of evaluating whether currently available technology protection measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions. This must be done within 18 months of enactment. Sec. 1703.
NTIA Invites Comments Evaluating Effectiveness of Technology and Policies Protecting Children's Safety on the Internet, NTIA 6/5/02
Comments may be mailed to Sallianne Fortunato Schagrin, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Room 4716 HCHB, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. Paper submissions should include a diskette in HTML, ASCII, Word, or WordPerfect format (please specify version). Diskettes should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. In the alternative, comments may be submitted electronically to the following electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments submitted via electronic mail also should be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above.
- State Attorneys General Trash Internet Safety Study, But Still Can't Provide Data To Counter It, Techdirt 2/10/2009
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Papers and Research
- GAO Combating Child Pornography GAO-11-334 (March 2011)
- The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change Pew Research Center (Feb 2010)
- Lee Rainie, Online Child Safety and Literacy, Presentation, Pew Internet & American Life Project (June 10, 2008)
- Henry Jenkins, Ravi Purushotma, Katherine Clinton, Margaret Weigel, Alice J. Robinson, Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Cultures: Media Education for the 21st Century, New Media Literacies Project,
- Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety and Technology Task Force, Appendix C: Online Threats to Youth: Solicitation, Harassment, and Problematic Content Literature Review, Berkman Center for Internet & Society (December 2008).
- Prof. danah boyd, Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics, Dissertation (Fall 2008)
- Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project, MacArthur Foundation (Nov. 2008)
- Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, Kimberly Mitchell, 1 in 7 Youth: The Statistics about Online Sexual Solicitations , Crimes Against Children Research Center, December 2007