Internet Resources on Censorship in Cyberspace

Censorship and Intellectual Freedom Page
Annotated links page by Frank Quinn, Indiana University.
Censorship on the Internet (links)
Fairly extensive list of links as a major section on McMaster University's "Freedom of Expression Page."
Computers and Academic Freedom: Sex, Censorship and the Internet
Includes: Current Policies and Experience - Academic Freedom - Two Types of Acceptable Use Policies - Applying Academic Freedom to Academic Computers - Top Library Intellectual Freedom Policies - The Case of NYX - The Case of CICA - The Case of the Greek List - The Case of the Free-Net - The Case of Iowa State University - The Case of the V-Chip - The Case of CERT - The Case of K-12
CSPR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility) - CyberRights Home Page
This site may very well be the definitive one for Internet resources on censorship and privacy issues.
The Cyberporn Debate
Professors Donna L. Hoffman and Thomas P. Novak of Vanderbilt wrote this hypertext study of the Cyberporn debate, especially the debate surrounding the Time  magazine cover story from 1995 and the Carnegie Mellon research paper by Marty Rimm that influenced the article and much debate to follow. The authors provide links to the texts of the Rimm paper and the Time article as well as critiques, other media reactions and much more. This multi-faceted site not only covers the cyberporn issue but provides a model for hypertext issue coverage.
Cyberspace Law Center
Categories include: Commerce, Privacy, CyberCrimes, Freedom of Expression, General Legal Resources, and Intellectual Property.
History and Definitions of Censorship
Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) "Censorship & Free Expression" Archive
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Hot Topics - Online Censorship - Free Speech, the Internet, and the Law, Anonymous Speech EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC is a project of the Fund for Constitutional Government. EPIC works in association with Privacy International, an international human rights group based in London, UK and is also a member of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign and the Internet Privacy Coalition
First Amendment / Free Speech / Media - The Perkins Coie Internet Case Digest
Summaries and links to cases and other background information.
Free Speech - Cyberspace Law
From the John Marshall Law School Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law - Links to Cases, Statutes, Law review articles, Other articles, Other materials, Links on an extensive list of topics.
Illegal and Offensive content on the Information Highway
A Background Paper by Gareth Sansom. "The purpose of this document is to assess to what extent the new communications technologies are altering the parameters of what we define as offensive communications, and how well our existing legal and societal responses to offensive content work in a digital environment. ... This paper focuses on offensive communication that enters the realm of illegality, in particular, the following four areas: (1) obscenity and child pornography; (2) sexual harassment (including obscene e-mail, "net-stalking", and display of pornographic material in a public place); (3) hate propaganda; and (4) defamation and libel."
Index on Censorship - OneWorld Online
Published every two months, Index on Censorship provokes debate on the fundamental questions of free speech. Through interviews, reportage and polemic, INDEX hones in on the political questions of the day. At the back of each edition, you'll find IndexIndex, which monitors free speech abuses worldwide.
Libraries for the Future Censorship Resource List
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
News stories, briefing papers and other resources. NCAC is a coalition of over 40 groups including: Actors' Equity, American Assn. of University Professors, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, American Library Assn., Modern Language Association, etc.
Telecommunications Act of 1996
texts and opinions compiled at the University of Iowa.
Yahoo's index to censorship.
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