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INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CENSORSHIP
  • CHILDREN'S ONLINE PROTECTION ACT (CDA II)
  • RATINGS AND FILTERING LAWS AND POLICIES
  • WEB SITE SHUTDOWNS & BLOCKS
  • COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT
  • RATINGS AND FILTERING ISSUES
  • MISCELLANEOUS INTERNET CENSORSHIP
  • OTHER INTERNET CENSORSHIP LAWS
  • SCHOOL & STUDENT INTERNET CENSORSHIP
  • ISP LIABILITY ISSUES & CASES
  • CHILDREN'S ONLINE PROTECTION ACT (CDA II)
  • COPA fails to get past federal appeals panel
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU v. Reno II Victory! Appeals Court Rejects Congress' Second Attempt at Cyber-Censorship
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • COPA Court Ruling
    EPIC - 6-22-2000

  • Statement of David L. Sobel Before the Commission on Online Child Protection
    EPIC - 6-9-2000


    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPEAL OF CDA II RULING

  • Child Online Protection Act (COPA) - Overview
    Center For Democracy & Technology - 5-19-2000

  • Federal appeals judges express concern over COPA
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1999

  • Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Second Battle Over Federal Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 11-2-1999

  • ACLU v. Reno II: The Legal Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act
    EPIC - 10-28-1999

  • Justice Department Appeals Anti-Censorship Ruling
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 4-5-1999

  • Justice Department appeals ruling that blocked enforcement of COPA
    Freedom Forum - 4-5-1999

  • ACLU v. Reno, Round 2: Internet Censorship Battle Moves to Appeals Court
    ACLU - 4-2-1999

  • Congress' second attempt to regulate the Internet goes back to court
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999


    COURT BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF CDA II

  • Policing Cyberspace
    The Nation - 3-1-1999

  • Judge halts enforcement of new federal Internet censorship law
    Student Press Law Center - 2-5-1999

  • COPA panel sees battle over Net regulation just beginning
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1999

  • Philadelphia Court Blocks Enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-3-1999

  • Federal judge deals blow to COPA
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Enforcement of COPA Barred for Now, Government Appeals
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1999

  • Rejecting Cyber-Censorship, Court Defends Online "Marketplace of Ideas"
    ACLU - 2-1-1999

  • Injunction shields Web operators from COPA for now
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-1999

  • COPA ("CDA II") Legal Challenge Page
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2-1-1999

  • Netizens Safe from Prosecution Under Net Censorship Law
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2-1-1999

  • Court Halts Enforcement of Child Online Protection Act; “CDA II” Found Likely to Have Same Defects as “CDA I”
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 2-1-1999


    STORIES PRIOR TO CDA II COURT RULING

  • ACLU v. Reno II: The Legal Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act
    EPIC - 1-26-1999

  • Government to wrap up case in COPA hearing
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1999

  • Compromise keeps online porn hearing open to press
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-1999

  • Still no decision on closing COPA hearing
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1999

  • ACLU, some media ask closed Net porn hearing
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1999

  • ACLU v. Reno, Round 2: New Cyber-Censorship Law Would Fracture Internet, Experts and Web Owners Testify
    ACLU - 1-20-1999

  • ACLU, Justice Department battle again over Net censorship law
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1999

  • Coalition Of Industry And Civil Liberties Groups Challenge Internet Censorship Legislation In Court
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 1-12-1999

  • 'Protecting kids' online sounds laudable until you ask 'how?'
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • COPA's friends, foes square off over regulating the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-1999


    COURT ISSUES RESTRAINING ORDER ON ENFORCEMENT OF CDA II

  • Courts to Congress: Hands Off http://www
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1998

  • Judge extends delay in enforcement of Child Online Protection Act
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1998

  • Judge's delay of Internet indecency law: not the last word
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1998

  • Federal judge halts enforcement of Child Online Protection Act
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998

  • ACLU v. Reno Round 2: Judge Halts Enforcement of Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 11-19-1998

  • CDA II critics claim temporary victory
    CNET - 11-19-1998


    STORIES PRIOR TO RESTRAINING ORDER COURT RULING

  • Court hears challenge today of new Internet censorship law
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1998

  • ACLU v. Reno, Round 2
    American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression - 11-11-1998

  • Hearing for temporary restraining order set in case challenging CDA 2
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1998

  • Civil libertarians urge government to refrain from enforcing new Internet law
    Freedom Forum - 11-6-1998


    CDA II SIGNED INTO LAW

  • ACLU v. Reno, Round 2
    ACLU - 10-22-1998

  • ACLU v. Reno, Round 2: Broad Coalition Files Challenge to New Federal Net Censorship Law
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 10-22-1998

  • First Amendment outrage of the week: How do you spell censorship? C-D-A-2
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • Clinton signs CDA 2 into law; cyber-liberty groups respond with lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • The US Child Online Protection Act ("CDAII") Criticised
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 10-21-1998

  • New US Censorship Law Causes Global Concern
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 10-21-1998

  • Free Speech and the Internet? Congress Hits the Delete Key
    People For The American Way - 10-16-1998

  • Rights Groups Prepare Legal Challenge as President Prepares to Sign Internet "Indecency" Bill
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 10-15-1998

  • Why CDA 2.0 Will Fail(Oct. 13, 1998 - CDT)
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 10-13-1998

  • House, Senate pass Internet anti-porn measures
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1998

  • House and Senate Adopt Internet Censorship Measures
    ACLU - 10-7-1998


    EVENTS LEADING UP TO PASSAGE OF THE CDA

  • Senator plans to introduce CDA-like amendment to Internet tax bill
    Freedom Forum - 10-6-1998

  • Child Online Protection Act clears committee, now heads to the full House
    Freedom Forum - 9-25-1998

  • House Committee Approves CDA II
    ACLU - 9-24-1998

  • Constitutional Analysis of the Oxley Bill — The Child Online Protection Act (H.R. 3783)
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-24-1998

  • 'Son of CDA' is an Affront to Free Speech, Would Hurt Adult Access to Internet
    People For The American Way - 9-24-1998

  • House bill would subject Web sites to FTC smut regulation
    Freedom Forum - 9-24-1998

  • ALERT: House Commerce Committee Poised to Pass CDA II: Contact Legislators ASAP!
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 9-23-1998

  • Commerce Committee Poised to Vote on "CDA-II"
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-22-1998

  • House subcommittee endorses Child Online Protection Act
    Freedom Forum - 9-18-1998

  • In the Wake of the Starr Report, CDA II Approved By House Subcommittee
    ACLU - 9-17-1998

  • House Subcommittee Approves Internet Censorship Bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-17-1998

  • ALERT: House Hearing on CDA II: Contact Legislators ASAP!
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 9-16-1998

  • House panel holds hearing on measures regulating Net porn
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1998

  • Testimony of Jerry Berman, Executive Director Center for Democracy and Technology
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-11-1998

  • The Future Of Free Speech On The Internet Is Again At Risk
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-1-1998

  • Congress to Consider New Internet Decency Limits
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Senate Attaches Internet Censorship Language to Appropriations
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 7-28-1998

  • Internet anti-porn measures move ahead as Senate passes spending bill
    Freedom Forum - 7-24-1998

  • ACLU Condemns 'Stealth' Movement Of New Net Censorship Bills
    ACLU - 7-22-1998

  • Senate moves ahead with Internet anti-porn measures
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • Side-by-Side Comparison of Oxley and Coats Harmful-to-Minors Bills
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-21-1998

  • Struggles over free speech in cyberspace continue with 'Son of CDA'
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1998

  • New Versions of CDA Loom
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Legislation threatens Internet speech - McCain and Coats bills intend to protect minors from harmful material
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Civil libertarians blast Internet pornography proposals
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998

  • Internet pornography bills pass out of Senate committee
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998

  • Senate Commerce Committee Okays Bills to Censor the Internet
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-12-1998

  • Senate panel considers Web anti-pornography bills
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998

  • CDT Opposes The Communications Decency Act II
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-11-1998

  • Congress Rushes to Censor the Net, Again
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-11-1998

  • ACLU Says New Internet Censorship Statute Ignores Landmark Supreme Court Ruling
    ACLU - 11-13-1997

  • CDA sequel introduced in Senate
    Freedom Forum - 11-13-1997

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  • COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT

    CDA PROVISIONS STILL BEING DEBATED

  • Communications Decency Act e-mail provision cited in private lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Internet Free Speech Precedent Unaffected by annoy.com Ruling
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 4-20-1999

  • Supreme Court follows lower court in upholding ban on obscene e-mail
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1999

  • Supreme Court: Law barring smutty e-mail doesn't violate freedom of speech
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-1999

  • ApolloMedia takes challenge of CDA provision to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1998

  • Federal court rules that annoy.com may continue to annoy
    Freedom Forum - 9-25-1998


    VICTORY FOR FREEDOM IN SUPREME COURT RULING

  • An Overview of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)
    Center For Democracy & Technology - 5-19-2000

  • CDA Opponents Won Landmark Victory But The War Goes On
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1997

  • Supreme Court strikes down CDA - Communications Decency Act called overbroad and vague
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • Supreme Court Rules: Cyberspace Will be Free! ACLU Hails Victory in Internet Censorship Challenge
    ACLU - 6-26-1997

  • Supreme Court strikes down Communications Decency Act
    Student Press Law Center - 6-26-97


    STORIES PRIOR TO THE SUPREME COURT RULING

  • ACLU, EPIC Call on Congress and Clinton To "Take the First Amendment Pledge"
    ACLU - 6-16-1997

  • Communications Decency Act in court - The Supreme Court hears arguments regarding on-line speech
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997

  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments Today on the Future of Free Speech in Cyberspace
    ACLU - 3-19-1997

  • ACLU Sends Supreme Court Passionate Defense Of Free Speech in Cyberspace
    ACLU - 2-20-1997

  • Press organizations warn Supreme Court of threats posed by Communications Decency Act
    Student Press Law Center - 2-20-1997

  • Government's Brief Asserts Unprecedented Powers to Criminalize Online Speech; Court Sets Oral Argument for March 19
    ACLU - 1-22-1997

  • ACLU v. Reno Internet decency case awaits hearing by the Supreme Court
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996

  • Supreme Court to Review Landmark Decision Barring Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 12-6-1996

  • ACLU Asks Court to Affirm Landmark Decision Barring Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 10-31-1996

  • ACLU Background Briefing Reno v. ACLU: The Road to the Supreme Court
    ACLU - 10-31-1996


    VICTORY FOR FREEDOM IN CDA COURT DECISION

  • Another Court Enjoins CDA
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1996

  • Three-Judge Federal Panel Declares the Communications Decency Act Unconstitutional
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • Decency Act thrown out until Supreme Ct. rules
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1996

  • Court Preserves Internet’s Promise
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1996

  • Government to Appeal ACLU v. Reno Decision Protecting Free Speech in Cyberspace
    ACLU - 6-28-1996

  • United States Internet Censorship Bill Declared Unconstitutional
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 6-13-1996

  • ACLU Lauds Judges' Ruling Protecting Free Speech In Cyberspace
    ACLU - 6-12-1996


    STORIES PRIOR TO CDA COURT RULING

  • ACLU V. Reno: Trial Update At Closing Arguments, ACLU Calls On Court To Protect Free Speech In Cyberspace
    ACLU - 5-10-1996

  • Justice Department Reneges on Promise
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • Chronology of the Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA Challenge to the CDA of 1996
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • ACLU v. Reno: A Chronology
    ACLU - 5-8-1996

  • Religious Right hits the Internet
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 5-1-1996

  • ACLU v. Reno: Trial Update
    ACLU - 4-15-1996

  • ACLU v. Reno: Trial Update
    ACLU - 4-12-1996

  • ACLU v. Reno: Trial Update
    ACLU - 4-01-1996

  • Free Speech Challenge to Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 3-22-1996

  • Deadline to join CIEC challenge to CDA extended!
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-14-1996

  • CIEC Files Request for Injunction of CDA, Sets State for Landmark Court Battle for the Future of the Internet
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-1-1996

  • Nix Censorship: Protect Children, Preserve Freedom
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 3-1-1996

  • Broad Coalition Challenges CDA in Court
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-26-1996

  • Why We Are Challenging The Communications Decency Act Of The Telecommunications Reform Act Of 1996
    ACLU - 2-8-1996


    CDA SIGNED INTO LAW

  • President Clinton Signs CDA, Protest Begins
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-8-1996

  • Lawsuit Challenging Internet Indecency' Provisions To be Filed As Soon As Clinton Signs Legislation
    ACLU - 2-7-1996

  • JOC Sues over Indecency Provisions
    The Justice On Campus Project - 2-7-1996

  • ACLU Denounces Passage of Telecom Bill and Prepares to Challenge Online Censorship Provisions
    ACLU - 2-1-1996

  • Congress Passes Online Indecency Bill, Clinton Expected to Sign, CDT Plans Court Challenge
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-1-1996


    EVENTS LEADING UP TO PASSAGE OF THE CDA

  • Congress May Vote Today (2/1) on Internet Censorship Bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-1-1996

  • Overview of Latest Version of the CDA -- Still Unconstitutional
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 1-4-1996

  • Internet Legislation Continues to Threaten Free Speech
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 1-1-1996

  • House Conferees Approve Sweeping Net-Censorship Proposal
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 12-6-1995

  • House Conferees to Vote Wednesday on Fate of Net
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 12-4-1995

  • UPDATE: Conferees Close To Decision on Cyberporn Issue
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 12-1-1995

  • Senate/House Conferees Battle Over Internet Censorship Provisions Public Interest Advocates Urge Presidential Veto
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-1-1995

  • The Internet: Unleashed And Unstoppable
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 9-1-1995

  • House Approves Cox/Wyden 'Internet Freedom' Bill 420 to 4 Major Victory for Cyberspace
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 8-4-1995

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Cyberporn Hearing
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 7-26-1995

  • States Move to Censor Online Communications
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Telecommunications Legislation Passes House, Senate; Presidential Veto Threatened
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • House, Senate Pass Rival Cyberspace Decency Regulations
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • CDT Praises Speaker Gingrich's Opposition To Exon/Coats Internet Censorship Bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-21-1995

  • CDT Analysis of Senate Passed Exon/Coats Communications Decency Act
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-20-1995

  • Senate Passes CDA -- Battle Moves to House
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-14-1995

  • Sens. Dole & Grassley to introduce sweeping anti-indecency Internet censorship bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-6-1995

  • Analysis of Proposed revision of Exon CDA By CDT and People For The American Way -- Bill Still Unconstitutional
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 5-26-1995

  • Justice Department Says CDA Threatens First Amendment and Privacy Rights, Recommends Comprehensive Review
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 5-4-1995

  • House CDA Sponsor Calls for Hearings, Go-Slow Approach
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 4-11-1995

  • Senate Begins Work on Telecommunication Legislation Public Access Provisions Included
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

  • Senator Leahy's Floor Statement Opposing Exon Bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-30-1995

  • CDT Analysis of Revised Exon Indecency Legislation
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-24-1995

  • Exon Indecency Bill Approved by Sen. Commerce Committee
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-23-1995

  • Senator Leahy asks CDT led coalition to explore alternatives to Communications Decency Act (S. 314)
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-16-1995

  • CDT Led Coalition Sends Letter To Senators Exon And Pressler
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-3-1995

  • Senator Exon Introduces Online Indecency Legislation
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 2-9-1995

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  • OTHER INTERNET CENSORSHIP LAWS
  • Federal appeals court: Virginia law limiting workers' Net use is constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000


    NEW MEXICO "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • Judges rule New Mexico's 'harmful to minors' law prohibits protected speech
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999

  • Federal appeals court strikes down N.M. law regulating speech on the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1999

  • In Legal First, Appeals Court Strikes Down State's "Harmful to Minors" Ban on Internet Speech
    ACLU - 11-3-1999

  • ACLU, New Mexico officials argue over Internet law in federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1999

  • ACLU Gears Up for Next Round of Appeals In Challenges to Internet Censorship Laws
    ACLU - 9-20-1999

  • ACLU sues to quell Internet censorship law
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • New Mexico to appeal ruling on blocked Internet law
    Freedom Forum - 8-14-1998

  • Federal judge puts state Internet-censorship law on hold
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1998

  • Preliminary Injunction Granted In ACLU Challenge to NM Internet Law
    ACLU - 6-23-1998

  • Trial Begins Today in ACLU Challenge To New Mexico Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 6-22-1998

  • ACLU gets go-ahead in challenge of state Internet-censorship law
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1998

  • Civil libertarians challenge Internet censorship law
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • ACLU Challenges New Mexico Cyber-Censorship Law, Citing Commerce Clause and Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 4-22-1998

  • Statement of Barry Steinhardt, President of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on the Legal Challenge to the New Mexico Net Censorship Law
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 4-22-1998

  • New Mexico governor signs communications decency act
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998

  • New Mexico Enjoined in “Mini-CDA” Case, State Appeals
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998


    VIRGINIA "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • Civil rights group again tries to topple Virginia Internet law
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-2000

  • CBLDF, 1st Amendment Advocates Refile Lawsuit to Overturn Internet Censorship Law
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 12-18-1999

  • E-Businesses, First Amendment Advocates Refile Lawsuit to Overturn Internet Censorship Law
    People For The American Way - 12-15-1999

  • Federal judge throws out challenge to Virginia Internet law
    Freedom Forum - 11-22-1999

  • Virginia Internet law faces free-speech challenge
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • People For the American Way Challenges Internet Censorship in Religious Right's Backyard
    People For The American Way - 10-6-1999

  • ACLU Gears Up for Next Round of Appeals In Challenges to Internet Censorship Laws
    ACLU - 9-20-1999

  • Free Speech - 4, Censorship - 0: Another Internet "Decency" Law Falls
    ACLU - 2-28-1998


    VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE INTERNET RESTRICTIONS LAW

  • Federal appeals court scrutinizes Virginia law limiting workers' Net use
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1999

  • Virginia professors appeal Internet censorship case
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Court says state employees' Internet use can be regulated
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Federal appeals court upholds Virginia law restricting workers' Net use
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1999

  • In First Loss for Online Free Speech, Appeals Court Gags Virginia State Employees
    ACLU - 2-10-1999

  • State urges revival of law restricting employees' Internet use
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998

  • Virginia appeals ruling on Internet porn law
    Freedom Forum - 7-28-1998

  • Virginia professors win their case - Federal judge rules state Internet law unconstitutional
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Virginia Internet case hailed as "significant" for free speech on the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-1998

  • Internet use freedoms affirmed for Virginia state employees
    Freedom Forum - 2-27-1998

  • Professors take Virginia Internet law to court
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • As Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on CDA, Two Federal Judges Strike Down State Cyber-Censorship Laws
    ACLU - 6-20-1997

  • ACLU Files Challenge to Virginia Internet Law on Behalf of Six University Professors
    ACLU - 5-8-1997

  • ACLU To Challenge New State Law Restricting Internet Use; Civil Liberties Group Says Academic Freedom in Virginia at Stake
    ACLU - 7-5-1996


    NEW YORK "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • New York, Georgia Internet laws shot down in June
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • New York Judge Prohibits State Regulation of Internet
    ACLU - 6-20-1997

  • As Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on CDA, Two Federal Judges Strike Down State Cyber-Censorship Laws
    ACLU - 6-20-1997

  • NY's Internet Censorship Law Crosses State Lines, Violating Commerce Clause and Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 4-18-1997

  • Witnesses Describe Internet Censorship Fears to Court; Oral Argument Set for April 22
    ACLU - 4-9-1997

  • New York Courtroom Gets Wired As Groups Present Evidence In Challenge to State Cyber-Censorship Law
    ACLU - 4-3-1997

  • ACLU Moves to Protect Netizens From Prosecution Under New York Cybercensorship Law
    ACLU - 3-3-1997

  • ACLU, Library Groups and Others Sue to Block New York State Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 1-14-1997


    MICHIGAN "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • ACLU victory stops Internet restrictions
    ACLU Michigan - Fall 1999

  • Federal judge blocks enforcement of Michigan Internet censorship law
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1999

  • Citing Marketplace of Ideas, Court Blocks MI Internet Censorship Law
    ACLU - 7-29-1999

  • ACLU Challenges Michigan Cyber-Censorship Law, Citing Commerce Clause and Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 6-23-1999


    GEORGIA BILL TO BAN PSEUDONYMS AND ANONYMOUS INTERNET USE

  • New York, Georgia Internet laws shot down in June
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • ACLU Wins First-Ever Challenge to a State Internet Censorship Law in Georgia
    ACLU - 6-20-1997

  • As Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on CDA, Two Federal Judges Strike Down State Cyber-Censorship Laws
    ACLU - 6-20-1997

  • State laws that restrict Internet contested
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997

  • Georgia Courtroom Gets Wired As Groups Present Evidence In First Challenge to State Cyber-Censorship Law
    ACLU - 1-30-1997

  • Groups Challenge Georgia Law Restricting Free Speech in Cyberspace
    ACLU - 9-24-1996


    TENNESSEE "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • Internet regulation efforts rise in wake of Decency Act demise
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1998


    OHIO "HARMFUL TO MINORS" BILL

  • Media groups combat Ohio plan to restrict Internet access
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1998


    AUSTRALIA BROADCASTING SERVICES AMENDMENT (ONLINE SERVICES) BILL

  • ABA decides on adult verification systems for users who wish to access R-rated Internet content
    Australian Broadcasting Authority - 12-8-1999

  • EFA Calls For Minister's Resignation
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-1-1999

  • Blinded By Smoke: The Hidden Agenda Of The Online Services Bill 1999 - 6-14-1999

  • Action Alert! Australia Needs Your Help
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 6-13-1999

  • Australian Net Censorship Bill
    Internet Freedom - 5-31-1999

  • New Australian Internet content law targeted in day of protests
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1999

  • Australia Joins Net Censorship Club
    ZD Net - 5-27-1999

  • National Protest Against Censorship On May 28
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 5-18-1999

  • EFA Welcomes Community, Industry, Political Opposition To Net Censorship Bill
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 4-28-1999

  • The Internet Is Not Television
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 4-25-1999

  • Government Paternalism To Rule Internet
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 4-22-1999

  • Senator Alston - Naive or Stupid?
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 4-20-1999

  • EFA Responds To IIA Code Of Practice
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 3-23-1998

  • Draconian Net Censorship Bills Attacked
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 3-19-1999

  • EFA attacks Internet Code of Practice
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 3-8-1999

  • Australia Goes It Alone On Net Censorship
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 12-14-1997

  • EFA Response To Net Regulation Proposals
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 8-14-1997

  • Petition Against Censorship Of Australian Internet
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-26-1997

  • EFA Launches New Anti-Censorship Campaign
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-21-1997

  • Government Internet Proposals -- Threat To Free Speech; Burden On ISP's
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-20-1997

  • Internet Censorship Legislation Leaked
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 5-26-1996


    UNITED KINGDOM INTERNET CENSORSHIP

  • The case for free speech
    Guardian Unlimited - 4-20-2000

  • The Silent Net Censorship
    Internet Freedom - 3-9-2000

  • UK Police Ban of Newsgroups
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 8-1-1996

  • Can the net stay free?
    Guardian Unlimited - 4-27-2000


    VARIOUS INTERNET LEGISLATION AND GOVERNMENT ACTION

  • FCC begins inquiry on sweeping new content regulations for TV, perhaps Net video
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • S.C. attorney general: Bill regulating Internet car sales is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 3-14-2000

  • Libertarian group challenges N.Y. rules on Internet wine advertising
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-2000

  • Gambling with Net Freedom
    Internet Freedom - 6-20-1999

  • Bill to end Net gambling clears subcommittee
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • Congress shows continued interest in regulating Internet
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • Lawmaker who quashed gun-safety bill takes aim at bomb-making Web sites
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1999

  • Illinois Senate panel considers limiting online communications about pot
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1999

  • Clinton advisor thinks regulating cyberspace will be messy -- but fun
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1998

  • Cybersmut series
    Freedom Forum - 6-3-1998

  • The Continuing Rise of Internet Legislation
    Internet Freedom - 5-2-1998

  • Statement of Electronic Frontier Foundation President Barry Steinhardt on the Senate Commerce Committee's Approval of Coats and McCain Internet Censorship Bills
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 3-12-1998

  • ACLU Files In Groundbreaking Computer Obscenity Case
    ACLU - 4-17-1995

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • RATINGS AND FILTERING LAWS AND POLICIES
  • Joint Statement Opposing Legislative Requirements for School and Library Internet Blocking Technologies
    Online Policy Group - 1-23-2001

  • Nashua Library Urged to Abandon Unconstitutional Internet Policy
    People For The American Way - 6-29-2000

  • Senate Passes Internet Filter Amendment - Twice
    Center For Democracy And Technology - 6-28-2000

  • Senate passes competing Internet filtering proposals
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-2000

  • Congress Tries to Force the Use of Clumsy Filtering Software
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • Proposed Changes to Classification/Censorship Act
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 5-6-2000

  • Down To The Filter
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    JOHN MCCAIN'S CENSORSHIP FOR $$$ BLACKMAIL SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING BILLS

  • McCain: Libraries, schools should filter Internet to get federal funds
    Freedom Forum - 1-24-2000

  • Congress Tries to Force the Use of Clumsy Filtering Software
    ACLU - 1-12-2000

  • McCain Hates Libraries and First Amendment
    The Last Word - 12-24-1999

  • McCain says libraries should be censored
    CNN - 12-22-1999

  • Mandatory Filtering for Schools & Libraries Approved by Senate Committee
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-24-1999

  • Children's Internet Protection Act clears Senate Commerce Committee
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999

  • PFAW Warns Congress: Quick-Fix Censorship Proposals Violate Free Speech, Parental Rights
    People For The American Way - 6-9-1999

  • Columbine tragedy fuels push for filtering measure in Senate
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1999

  • Senate committee considers television, Internet restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1999

  • Sen. McCain reintroduces Internet censorship bill
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Senate Internet Bill Could Backfire
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 1999

  • Senate committee hears arguments on Internet filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-5-1999

  • ACLU Calls for 'Reality Check,' As Another Internet Censorship Bill Is Introduced
    ACLU - 3-4-1999

  • Hearing on S. 97, Mandatory Filtering of Internet Access in Schools and Libraries
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 3-4-1999

  • Internet Bill Would Force Schools and Libraries to Trade Constitutional Rights for Internet Access Aid
    People For The American Way - 3-4-1999

  • Testimony of Elliot M. Mincberg Before Committee on Internet Filtering in Schools and Libraries
    People For The American Way - 3-4-1999

  • Senators introduce Children's Internet Protection Act
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1999

  • Internet filtering laws receive Senate approval
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Internet anti-porn measures move ahead as Senate passes spending bill
    Freedom Forum - 7-24-1998

  • Senate moves ahead with Internet anti-porn measures
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • ACLU Condemns 'Stealth' Movement Of New Net Censorship Bills
    ACLU - 7-22-1998

  • Internet offers new medium of protest, civil disobedience
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1998

  • Groups organize cyber-protest of Internet filtering legislation
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998

  • Letter to Senators Re: Internet Restrictions in Schools
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 4-2-1998

  • Legislation threatens Internet speech - McCain and Coats bills intend to protect minors from harmful material
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Senators, Others Propose Mandatory Censorware
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Civil libertarians blast Internet pornography proposals
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998

  • Statement of Electronic Frontier Foundation President Barry Steinhardt on the Senate Commerce Committee's Approval of Coats and McCain Internet Censorship Bills
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 3-12-1998

  • Internet pornography bills pass out of Senate committee
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998

  • Senate panel considers Web anti-pornography bills
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998

  • Critics of Internet restrictions say Senate proposals are unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1998

  • National Coalition Against Censorship Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Internet Access In Schools
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 2-10-1998

  • Old and young benefit from full Internet access
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1998

  • Senator introduces bill to curb Internet smut at schools, libraries
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1998

  • EPIC Statement on Proposal to "Limit Students' Access to Indecent Internet Material"
    EPIC - 2-10-1998

  • National Campaign for Freedom of Expression Says Funding Stipulations Would Unfairly Hinder Schools' Access to Arts, Other Materials
    National Campaign for Freedom of Expression - 2-10-1998

  • ACLU Says Internet Funding Proposal Would Put Big Brother in the Classroom
    ACLU - 1-28-1998


    ISTOOK'S CENSORSHIP FOR $$$ BLACKMAIL SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING BILLS

  • Mandatory Filtering Language in Juvenile Justice Bill
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 10-4-1999

  • Congressman says his Net filter bill won't restrict adults
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • EFF/ACLU Statement on Istook Internet Censorship Bill
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 6-24-1998

  • New Internet Censorship Threat Emerges In House Appropriations Subcommittee
    ACLU - 6-24-1998


    GOVERNMENTS FORCE ISP'S TO DISTRIBUTE FILTERING SOFTWARE

  • Net Censorship - Secret And Unaccountable
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 12-19-1999

  • U.S. Senate backs law to require ISPs to offer free filters
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1999

  • Senate unanimously passes filtering bill
    CNET - 5-13-1999


    INTERNET FILTERS INSTALLED ON FEDERAL COURT COMPUTERS

  • Internet filters choke out good information with bad
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • Internet filtering of court computers raises ire of judge
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • WebSENSE makes no sense in federal courts, says anti-censorship group
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-1998


    OTHER FEDERAL INTERNET FILTERING BILLS

  • Congress Tries to Force the Use of Clumsy Filtering Software
    ACLU - 1-12-2000

  • Senate to consider another Internet filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1999

  • House Passes Library and School Internet Censorship Legislation
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 6-18-1999

  • ACLU Says V-Chip in Computers Would Violate First Amendment
    ACLU - 11-25-1997


    ALABAMA SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Alabama lawmaker introduces school Internet filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 2-29-2000


    ARIZONA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • State legislator wants universities to install Internet filters
    Student Press Law Center - 2-3-2000

  • Campus Porn Targeted
    Wired - 1-26-2000

  • More states propose filtering legislation
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Arizona Senate passes Internet-filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1999

  • Arizona Internet-filtering bill clears Senate committee
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999

  • Internet-filtering measure clears Arizona House committee
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-1999


    ARKANSAS INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Arkansas legislator pulls Internet filtering bill for revision
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1999


    CALIFORNIA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Sponsor of state's library Internet bill will 'probably' remove filtering language
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-1999

  • Internet library filtering bill gets green light from committee
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1998

  • California Assembly to vote on library Internet filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1998

  • California lawmaker pushes for Internet filters in libraries
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1998


    FLORIDA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh Internet filtering proposals
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-2000


    INDIANA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Indiana legislator introduces Internet filtering bill
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-2000


    MICHIGAN INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Senate OKs library porn bill
    Detroit Free Press - 2-18-2000

  • Michigan Senate considers requiring libraries to keep kids from smut
    Freedom Forum - 2-14-2000

  • Conservatives: Michigan Schools Must Censor Net
    Yahoo News - 1-19-2000


    MISSISSIPPI LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • Mississippi libraries reviewing Internet-use policies
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1998


    MONTANA SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Committee scraps Internet-filtering bill for Montana schools
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1999

  • Legislator to revise bill that would have required Net filtering at universities
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1999


    NEW HAMPSHIRE LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • New Hampshire librarians push for uncensored Internet access
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1998


    NEW JERSEY INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • N.J. lawmaker proposes bill requiring libraries, schools to install Net filters
    Freedom Forum - 3-14-2000


    NEW YORK SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • ACLU Opposes Internet Censorship in NY Schools
    ACLU - 1-13-2000


    OHIO INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Ohio Senate Kills Amendment Requiring Censoring Software in Ohio Libraries
    ACLU - 5-21-1997


    PENNSYLVANIA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh Internet filtering proposals
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-2000


    SOUTH DAKOTA INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • More states propose filtering legislation
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999


    TENNESSEE SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING BILL

  • Tennessee's Internet 'central filter' ignores First Amendment, despite governor's claim
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998

  • Tennessee governor officially unveils statewide Internet filtering
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998

  • Tennessee first state to centrally filter all public-school computers
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998

  • Filter blocks 15 of 34 categories in Tennessee schools
    Freedom Forum - 11-13-1998

  • Company to filter Internet access for all Tennessee public schools
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1998


    UTAH SCHOOL & LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • Utah eyes Net filters for libraries
    USA Today - 6-7-2000

  • Utah House panel OKs measure requiring libraries to filter Net
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-2000

  • Utah schools' Net filters keep out good stuff and bad
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1999

  • New Study Gives School Filtering a Failing Grade
    Refuse And Resist - 3-26-1999

  • Utah schools' filtering software blocks Constitution, says Net watchdog group
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1999

  • Censored Internet Access in Utah Public Schools and Libraries
    Censorware.net - 3-1-1999

  • College students lobby for censored access to the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 11-23-1998

  • Filtering logs open in Utah - Education network deletes records before release, says activist
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Utah Education Network ordered to release records of sites banned by filtering software
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1998


    NEW SOUTH WALES SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING POLICY

  • Problems With Net Censorship In NSW Schools
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 3-28-1999


    BOSTON, MA LIBRARY FILTERING POLICY

  • Boston's Mayor Menino Demands Public Library Censorship
    Boston Coalition For Freedom Of Expression - 2-18-1997


    LIVERMORE, CA LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY LAWSUIT

  • Livermore, CA Lawsuit
    Censorware.NET - 1-10-2000

  • ACLU in Court Again to Defend Library Against CA Parent Seeking Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 10-19-1999

  • Woman sues, says public library should have filter
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Court dismisses woman's attempt to force library to filter Net access
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1999

  • Court Upholds Livermore Library's Uncensored Internet Access Policy
    ACLU - 1-14-1999

  • Mother Files Federal Action After State Suit Calling Unfiltered Library Internet Access a Nuisance Is Dismissed
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1998

  • California library faces new challenges in Internet filtering lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 12-29-1998

  • ACLU Defends California Library Against Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 12-23-1998

  • Judge dismisses library Internet filtering suit in California
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1998

  • California library prepares to defend Internet-use policy
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1998

  • California Mother Sues Library For Allowing Son Access to On-Line Pornography
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Library can't be sued for lack of filtering software, argue city attorneys
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • ACLU Defends CA Library Against Parent Seeking to Compel Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 7-10-1998

  • Mother sues city over library’s lack of Internet filtering software
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-1998

  • Contrasting Internet Access Suits
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998


    LOUDON COUNTY, VA LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY LAWSUIT

  • Library board won't appeal court decision barring mandatory filtering
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1999

  • Loudoun County, VA Censorware Lawsuit
    Censorware.net - 4-19-1999

  • Court Bars Internet Filters in Loudoun County Library
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1998

  • 'Not a single complaint' with new Internet library policy in Loudoun County
    Freedom Forum - 12-31-1998

  • Loudoun Co. libraries adopt new Internet policy to meet judge's concerns
    Freedom Forum - 12-21-1998

  • Filters Fall in Loudon County
    Internet Freedom - 12-2-1998

  • Decision in library filtering case: either a 'landmark' or a 'landmine'
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • EFF Statement on Loudoun Ruling: Another Victory for Free Speech on the Internet
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 11-23-1998

  • Federal Court Strikes Down Loudoun County Internet Restrictions
    People For The American Way - 11-23-1998

  • Virginia Court Says Internet Blocking for Adult Library Users is Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 11-23-1998

  • Judge pondering summary-judgment request in Loudoun library case
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1998

  • Filtering-software requirement goes to trial in Virginia
    Freedom Forum - 9-25-1998

  • Hearing Tomorrow in Library Internet Lawsuit
    ACLU - 9-24-1998

  • Virginia Parents Ask Court to Stop Loudoun County Library's Internet Censorship
    People For The American Way - 9-4-1998

  • Contrasting Internet Access Suits
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998

  • Challenge of library’s Internet policy survives motion to dismiss
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1998

  • Judge Sets Highest Legal Hurdle For Using Blocking Software in Libraries
    ACLU - 4-7-1998

  • ACLU Enters VA Library Internet Lawsuit On Behalf of Online Speakers
    ACLU - 2-6-1998

  • Columnist, ACLU join lawsuit opposing library Internet restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998

  • Even Libraries in High-Tech Regions Consider Censorware
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Residents of D.C. suburb challenge library’s Internet restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 12-24-1997


    AFA'S PUSH FOR LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING IN HOLLAND, MI

  • Michiganders Say No To Internet Filters
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 2000

  • A Necessary Evil?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 2000

  • Michigan town rejects library Internet filters — at least for adults
    Freedom Forum - 2-29-2000

  • Net access policy may take shape
    The Holland Sentinel - 2-25-2000

  • Holland, Mich., voters reject Internet filtering measure
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000

  • Filters rejected: Proposal to screen library terminals fails 55% to 45%
    The Holland Sentinel - 2-23-2000

  • Voters reject filter plan for its library computers
    Detroit Free Press - 2-23-2000

  • Library Net filter proposal defeated
    USA Today - 2-23-2000

  • Holland, Mich., residents set for showdown on Internet filtering
    Freedom Forum - 2-21-2000

  • In Michigan town, Internet porn filter is on ballot
    AP - 2-21-2000

  • Censorware Project Founder Speaks Against Blocking Software in Michigan Libraries
    Censorware.net - 2-17-2000

  • Coming Soon to Your Library: Culture Wars - The Sequel
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 2-3-2000

  • Michigan town gears for ballot over library Internet filters
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-2000

  • View from the Censorware Trenches
    Slashdot - 1-12-2000

  • Another community faces a Net loss in freedom
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999


    ANCHORAGE, AK LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY

  • Anchorage mayor filters all municipal computers
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 3-1-2000

  • Alaska mayor orders Internet filtering on all public library terminals
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999


    AUSTIN, TX LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • Texas public library initiates adults-only Internet zones
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-1998


    BATON ROUGE, LA LIBRARY INTERNET USE POLICY

  • Louisiana library's new Internet access policy draws protests
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1998


    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, MI LIBRARY INTERNET POLICIES

  • Michigan ACLU will likely challenge library's Internet filtering policy
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1999

  • Price of liberty? $100 an hour in Michigan township, for a time
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1999

  • 'Free' access to Web costs patrons $100 an hour at Michigan county library
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1999


    GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC INTERNET PARENTAL PERMISSION POLICY

  • S.C. attorney general: Libraries can limit children's access to Internet
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000

  • S.C. county library restricts children's access to Internet
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-2000


    HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY

  • Minnesota county officials seek Web filters for library computers
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1998


    HUDSONVILLE, MI ELIMINATION OF INTERNET FROM LIBRARIES POLICY

  • Libraries struggle with pressure to filter Internet
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1999


    KERN COUNTY, CA LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • California county removes Internet filters from library computers
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1998

  • ACLU Hails Victory as California Library Agrees to Remove Internet Filters from Public Computers
    ACLU - 1-28-1998

  • ACLU threatens action against Internet blocks
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1998

  • ACLU Warns of Legal Action if CA Library Keeps Internet Filters on Public Computers
    ACLU - 1-21-1998


    LOS ANGELES, CA LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • L.A. libraries to block adult Web sites on some computers
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1999


    MANDAN, ND SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • N.D. school board votes to keep Internet filter
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1999


    NEW YORK CITY, NY SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • Rural Conservatives Give Bronx Cheer to Urban School
    The Last Word - 12-17-1999

  • Students, teachers criticize Net filtering in NYC schools
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1999


    PALMER, MA SCHOOL INTERNET FILTERING POLICIES

  • High school library removes Net monitoring software
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1999


    PLANO, TX LIBRARY INTERNET USE POLICIES

  • Texas city council votes for Internet filters on most library computers
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1999

  • Texas town posts anti-smut warnings near library terminals
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1998

  • Suburban Plano, Texas, considers filters for library computers
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998


    SAN JOSE, CA LIBRARY INTERNET POLICY

  • San Jose Council Opposes Library Censorship
    ACLU - 9-23-1997


    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY

  • County library to install Internet filters on children's computers
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1998


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL LIBRARY INTERNET FILTERING POLICY

  • Councilman to seek vote on Internet filtering in public libraries
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-1999


    STARR REPORT FILTERING

  • Starr report online shows absurdity of Net censorship
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1998

  • Idaho school officials block student access to report on Clinton
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1998

  • Starr Report Filtered Out
    Internet Freedom - 9-13-1998

  • Some Alabama libraries limit kids' access to Starr report
    Freedom Forum - 9-11-1998


    OTHER INTERNET FILTERING POLICY STORIES

  • Internet filtering would censor harmless and helpful information
    Robyn Blumner - 6-11-2000

  • Minnesota, Wyoming Libraries Reject Filters
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • RATINGS AND FILTERING ISSUES
  • Sites blocked by ClickSafe
    Peacefire - 7-20-2000

  • Reports on BAIR ("Basic Artificial Intelligence Routine") from Exotrope, Inc.
    Peacefire - 7-20-2000

  • Free-speech advocates to panel: Find constitutional ways to keep kids safe online
    Freedom Forum - 7-18-2000

  • 'Tools' fail as strategies to keep kids away from Net sex at libraries
    Freedom Forum - 7-18-2000

  • Fired Up
    Playboy - 6-26-2000

  • Censorware.Řrg Hall of Fa ... err, Shame
    Censorware.net - Spring 2000


    FILTERING SOFTWARE REPORTS

  • Assessing for Bias in AOL's Internet-Filtering Software for Kids
    Political Amazon - 6-27-2000

  • Project Bait and Switch
    Peacefire - 5-21-2000

  • Analysis of first 50 URL's blocked by I-Gear in the .edu domain
    Peacefire - 2-20-2000

  • Passing Porn, Banning the Bible: N2H2's Bess in public schools
    Censorware.net - 7-26-1999

  • Report: Clairview Internet Sheriff An Independent Review
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 6-25-1999

  • Censored Internet Access in Utah Public Schools and Libraries
    Censorware.net - 3-1-1999

  • CYBERsitter: Where Do We Not Want You To Go Today?
    Peacefire - 1998

  • The X-Stop Files - Deja Voodoo
    Censorware.net - 11-23-1998

  • Protecting Judges Against Liza Minnelli
    Censorware.net - 6-21-1998

  • Federal Courts Use Censorware; Free Speech Advocates Object
    Censorware.net - 4-22-1998

  • Cyber Patrol And Deja News
    Censorware.net - 2-17-1998

  • Net Nanny Examined
    Peacefire - 1998

  • X-Stop Examined
    Peacefire - 1998

  • Blacklisted by Cyber Patrol From Ada to Yoyo
    Censorware.net - 12-23-1997

  • EPIC Report -- "Faulty Filters"
    EPIC - 12-1-1997

  • The X-Stop Files
    Censorware.net - 10-5-1997

  • SurfWatch examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • "BESS, the Internet Retriever" Examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • Cyber Patrol Examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • I-Gear Examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • NetRated Examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • SmartFilter Examined
    Peacefire - 1997

  • SafeSurf Examined
    Peacefire - 1996


    BERTELSMANN FOUNDATION SUMMIT FOR GLOBAL RATINGS SYSTEM

  • An Analysis of the Bertelsmann Foundation Memorandum on Self-Regulation of Internet Content: Concerns from a User Empowerment Perspective
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 10-21-1999

  • German group's Internet-rating plan gains support, critics
    Freedom Forum - 9-20-1999

  • Are we saving the Net or censoring for dollars?
    Freedom Forum - 9-20-1999

  • Munich: The Censors' Convention
    Internet Freedom - 9-18-1999

  • Munich Summit "Begins War Against Free Speech"
    Internet Freedom - 9-9-1999

  • ACLU Joins International Protest Against Global Internet Censorship Plans
    ACLU - 9-9-1999

  • International Statement Warns Against Censorship
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 9-9-1999

  • AOL, others plan global Net content rating system
    CNET - 9-2-1999

  • Global group seeks movie-like Net ratings
    CNET - 5-11-1999


    CYBER PATROL SUES TO AVOID DISCLOSURE OF SITES BLOCKED BY SOFTWARE

  • The Great Censorware Leak
    Internet Freedom - 5-5-2000

  • ACLU Appeals Ruling on Posting of Cyber Patrol Internet "Blacklist" Key
    ACLU - 4-5-2000

  • Microsystems Software, Inc. v. Scandinavia Online, et al. (the Cyber Patrol Case)
    EPIC - 4-5-2000

  • Judge Harrington's Injunction
    Eric Cordian - 3-29-2000

  • Ruling in "Censorware" Copyright Controversy Leaves Clients, Consumers in the Dark, ACLU Says
    ACLU - 3-28-2000

  • ACLU Joins Fray Over Cyber Patrol "Censorware" On Behalf of U.S. Web Site Hosts
    ACLU - 3-24-2000

  • Federal judge halts distribution of filter-bypassing software
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • CyberPatrol Hackers Lose Round
    Wired - 3-17-2000

  • Hackers crack online porn filters
    CNET - 3-16-2000

  • Mattel Sues Over Blocking Hack
    Wired - 3-16-2000


    SCHOOL & LIBRARY FILTERING POLICY STORIES

  • Jenner & Block Memo: Internet Filtering
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 3-1-2000

  • Internet Filtering in Public Libraries
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 2-4-2000

  • Conservative Groups Oppose Mandatory Filtering in Schools & Libraries
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 10-18-1999

  • The Cyber-Library: Legal and Policy Issues Facing Public Libraries in the High-Tech Era
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1999

  • Joint Statement for the Record on "Kids and the Internet: The Promise and the Perils"
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 12-14-1998

  • Joint Statement for the Record on "Kids and the Internet: The Promise and the Perils"
    Internet Free Expression Alliance - 12-14-1998

  • Helping librarians with Internet access
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • The Internet Filter Assessment Project
    Blue Highways - 3-4-1998

  • Filtering programs: Protecting people from porn or creating constitutional concerns?
    Freedom Forum - 2-20-1998

  • Censorship In a Box: Why Blocking Software is Wrong for Public Libraries
    ACLU - 1998

  • ALA Statement on Internet Filtering
    American Library Association - 7-1-1997

  • American Library Association Resolution On the Use of Filtering Software in Libraries
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    WHITE HOUSE INTERNET SUMMIT SUPPORT FOR RATINGS AND FILTERING

  • Internet Industry, Government Promote Rating and Filtering at Summit
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Online Summit Proposes to Control the Net
    Internet Freedom - 12-4-1997

  • ACLU Cautions Against Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 12-2-1997

  • ACLU Joins Internet Free Expression Alliance, Criticizes White House "Censorware" Summit
    ACLU - 11-26-1997

  • Is Cyberspace Burning? ACLU Says Internet Ratings May Torch Free Speech on the Net
    ACLU - 8-7-1997

  • ACLU Wary of White House Goals On "Voluntary" Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 7-16-1997

  • Self-Censorship Promoted at "Smut Summit"
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    AL GORE'S PROMOTION OF RATINGS AND FILTERING

  • NCAC Letter to Vice President Al Gore About Internet Censorship
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 6-16-1999

  • Gore announces Net firms' new filtering tools for parents
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1999


    OTHER RATINGS SYSTEM STORIES

  • Web self-rating called 'roadmap to government regulation'
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • Who Watches the Watchmen: Part II
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 9-1-1998

  • Netscape to support Web ratings
    CNET - 6-15-1998

  • Netscape's Support for PICS
    Internet Freedom - 4-9-1998

  • The Politics of Ratings, Labels and Filters: A Little Bedlam
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 1998

  • Civil liberties organisation questions ratings schemes
    Internet Freedom - 3-3-1998

  • Censorship's Tools Du Jour: V-Chips, TV Ratings, PICS, and Internet Filters
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 3-1-1998

  • PICSRules: Who's Rules?
    Internet Freedom - 1-27-1998

  • ‘Who Watches the Watchmen: Internet Content Rating Systems, and Privatised Censorship’
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 11-1-1997

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) releases white paper against ratings schemes
    Internet Freedom - 8-14-1997

  • Internet Labelling System Condemned
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-2-1997

  • Ratings to Implement Censorship
    Internet Freedom - 7-1-1997

  • Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?
    ACLU - 1997


    OTHER FILTERING SOFTWARE & POLICY STORIES

  • Internet filtering would censor harmless and helpful information
    Robyn Blumner - 6-11-2000

  • Censorware Exposed Again
    Wired - 3-9-2000

  • Free speech advocate raises ire of filtering firms
    CNET - 3-8-2000

  • About Peacefire.org
    Peacefire - 2000

  • Filtering ISPs and Censorware: The New Crusade
    Internet Freedom - 8-5-1999

  • Internet Porn Filter Fails to Protect Children
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-30-1999

  • Web self-rating called 'roadmap to government regulation'
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • Online activist warns against government-mandated Internet filtering
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1998

  • Peacefire: Unblocking information
    Internet Freedom - 11-11-1998

  • Censorware: one for the kids?
    Internet Freedom - 6-15-1998

  • Net policing misguided, panelists say
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-1998

  • Net filters, First Amendment explored in June 9 conference
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1998

  • Students need more access to the Net, not less
    Internet Freedom - 4-26-1998

  • Net filter firm under fire
    CNET - 2-6-1998

  • Internet-filter plan violates human rights, groups charge
    Freedom Forum - 12-16-1997

  • ISSUE BRIEF: Blocking and Filtering Content on the Internet after the CDA
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 10-15-1997

  • Block Party - In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, private companies are picking up where the CDA left off
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • Technology Offers New Censorship Potential
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

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  • SCHOOL & STUDENT INTERNET CENSORSHIP
  • Judge says school district cannot punish Web page creator
    Student Press Law Center - 7-20-2000

  • Court rules in favor of Washington student expelled for Web site
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-2000

  • Washington Court Upholds Student Free Speech Rights On Internet
    ACLU - 7-18-2000

  • Court upholds expulsion of student for Web site
    Student Press Law Center - 7-18-2000

  • Attorney for Utah teen says state's criminal-libel law unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-2000

  • Student suspended for Web site sues school
    Student Press Law Center - 6-27-2000

  • Parents fight school district's suspension of son for 'impolite' Web site
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU of Arkansas Sues School District on Behalf of Student Expelled for Creating Off-Campus Web Site
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • Student charged with criminal libel for Web site comments spends 7 days in jail
    Student Press Law Center - 6-5-2000

  • Universities block access to popular music site
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Students fight Internet censorship, restrictions
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Teacher sues eighth grader expelled for home page
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Board reverses decision to fine, punish student Web hosts for chat room threat
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Arizona considers bill to block sex sites on college campuses
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    BELLFLOWER, CA STUDENT TRANSFER FOR E-MAIL CASE

  • Parents charge that son punished for e-mail commentary
    Student Press Law Center - 6-29-1998


    BOISE AND MERIDIAN, ID SCHOOLS BLOCK ACCESS TO STARR REPORT

  • Idaho school officials block student access to report on Clinton
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Student Webmaster wins $30,000 settlement
    Libertarian Rock - 4-19-1998

  • Ohio teen, school officials settle Web site lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1998

  • Ohio school district settles with student over Web page that criticized a teacher
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Ohio teen wins court order protecting Web site
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1998


    CORNELL UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATION OF STUDENTS OVER NON-PC E-MAIL

  • Cornell University Disciplinary Charges
    The Justice on Campus Project - 1995

  • University E-Mail A Test Of Internet Free Speech
    The Justice on Campus Project - 12-10-1995

  • Press Release From Online Freedom Fighters Anarchist Liberation
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-27-1995

  • Cyber-Garbage at Cornell
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-24-1995

  • National Writers Union response to Cornell's decision
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-19-1995

  • Hate Speech on the Net
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-17-1995

  • University J.A. Exonerates Freshman E-Mail Pranksters
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-17-1995

  • Cornell University's Decision
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-17-1995

  • New York ACLU's Letter to Cornell
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-16-1995


    FALMOUTH, MA STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR E-MAIL CASE

  • Student says school suspended free speech when it disciplined him
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998


    HIALEAH, FL STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • School suspends student for content on private Web site
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Florida high school rescinds suspension of senior who criticized school on private Web site
    Student Press Law Center - 6-4-1998


    INDIANA TEACHERS LAWSUIT AGAINST STUDENTS OVER WEBSITE

  • Indiana teachers sue student over Web site
    Freedom Forum - 8-9-1999


    KENT, WA STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Settlement Ends Attempt To Punish Student For Web Site in Washington State
    ACLU - 4-7-2000

  • Washington student, school district settle dispute over Web site
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000

  • Judge Says School Overreacted to Student's Site
    New York Times - 3-3-2000

  • Judge prevents school from suspending student for Web site
    Student Press Law Center - 2-28-2000

  • Federal judge halts suspension of student punished over Web site
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-2000

  • Court Blocks WA School from Suspending Student Over Humorous Web Site
    ACLU - 2-23-2000


    LACEY, WA STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Washington student says school was wrong to punish him over Web site
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • WA Student Enters Court Today in Challenge to School Punishment For Parody Created on Home Computer
    ACLU - 5-12-2000

  • ACLU of Washington State Challenges Suspension for Student Parody
    ACLU - 4-7-1999

  • County judge won't block suspension of student disciplined over Web site
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-1999


    LECANTO, FL CRIMINAL LIBEL CHARGE AGAINST STUDENTS OVER WEBSITE

  • Criminal charges against Fla. 'nerd gang' dropped
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997


    MARBLE HILL, MO STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Student settles Web-related suit against school district
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999

  • Website creator wins in Federal Court
    Libertarian Rock - 2-1-1999

  • Suspension over Web page violates free-speech rights, judge rules
    Freedom Forum - 12-29-1998

  • ACLU Wins Victory for Student Suspended Over Website Posting
    ACLU - 12-28-1998

  • Who will teach the "teachers?"
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Student suspended for Web page settles with school
    Student Press Law Center - 9-9-1999

  • Missouri teen who criticized school on Web page sues over suspension
    Freedom Forum - 8-28-1998

  • ACLU Sues Missouri School For Suspending Student Who Created Personal Website
    ACLU - 8-27-1998


    MASSACHUSETTS STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Student suspended for private web site satirizing school
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997


    MEXICO, MO STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Student faces fight, animosity over site
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Student punished for private Web site
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999


    MIDDLETOWN, NJ STUDENT SUSPENSIONS FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • High School Students Suspended in Jersey
    F.I.G.H.T. Webzine - 4-15-2000


    NEW YORK STUDENT EXPULSION FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Student expelled for home page sues private school
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999


    OHIO STUDENTS SUSPENSION FOR COMMENTS ON GOTHIC WEBSITE CASE

  • Ohio students who posted messages on Gothic Web site return to school
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-1999

  • Ohio ACLU Defends Students Suspended Over Gothic-Themed Web Site
    ACLU - 5-3-1999


    OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY BLOCKING ACCESS TO NEWSGROUPS

  • Newsgroup case dismissed
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Federal court allows school's restrictions on access to Internet discussion groups
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997

  • Oklahoma University Bans Sex on the 'Net
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 1997

  • Oklahoma Judge Upholds College Internet Access Restriction
    Student Press Law Center - 2-10-1997

  • Okla. professor takes university to court for blocking access to sexual material online
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996


    PITTSBURGH, PA STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR E-MAIL CASE

  • Federal judge: Teen can keep names of e-mail recipients secret
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-2000

  • Administrators suspend student for e-mail
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Teen who sent insulting e-mail makes deal, returns to school
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999

  • Judge to hear student's challenge of suspension over e-mail
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-1999


    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNET POLITICAL SPEECH

  • Princeton backs off Internet restriction
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996

  • ACLU Congratulates Princeton on Revised Internet Policy
    ACLU - 9-16-1996

  • ACLU Responds to Princeton "Clarification" of Internet Censorship Policy: End It, Don't Mend It
    ACLU - 8-23-1996

  • Free Speech 101: ACLU Gives Princeton University an "F" for Barring Political Speech on its Network
    ACLU - 8-14-1996


    ROLLA, MO STUDENT SUSPENSION FOR CHATROOM COMMENT CASE

  • Student sues school after being suspended for comment about Columbine on Internet discussion board
    Student Press Law Center - 10-20-1999

  • ACLU Defends Missouri Honors Student Suspended For Remark in Internet Chat Room
    ACLU - 10-14-1999


    SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE SITE SHUTDOWN LAWSUIT

  • College professor hopes to pull plug on teacher review Web site
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-2000

  • ACLU Defends Student Website in Case that Threatens Free Expression on the Internet
    ACLU - 1-31-2000

  • Professor declares Teacher Review site defamatory, files lawsuit against creator
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999


    UNIVERSITIES BLOCKING ACCESS TO DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC

  • Metallica lawsuit prompts Yale, Indiana University to block student access to online music sites
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Yale drops Napster after legal pressure
    CNET - 4-19-2000

  • Music to Napster fans' ears
    Salon Magazine - 3-8-2000

  • Colleges target music Web sites
    Freedom Forum - 2-28-2000


    VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT PUNISHMENT FOR COMMENT ON GAY WEBSITE CASE

  • Freedom of Net Speech
    The Justice on Campus Project - 10-27-1995

  • First Amendment Tangle In The 'Net Colleges Struggle to Balance Free Speech, Cybersensitivity
    The Justice on Campus Project - 10-23-1995


    WEST VIRGINIA STUDENT EXPULSION THREAT FOR WEBSITE CASE

  • Lawsuit threats squash suspension and expulsion
    Libertarian Rock - 7-9-1999


    WISCONSIN INTERNET 'CONTROVERSIAL MATERIALS' RESTRICTION

  • School district apologizes for blocking teen's access to Wiccan Web site
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999

  • Now 'controversial materials' are being squelched
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • School board restricts student access to Internet's 'controversial materials'
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998


    STUDENT PRESS ON THE INTERNET STORIES

  • Cyberlaw and the Student Media - Part 1
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Cyberlaw and the Student Media - Part 2
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Student news on-line censored by schools for 'safety' reasons
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • UC San Diego Pulls Plug on Controversial Server: BURN! Group's Hosting of Colombian Rebel Group Site Blamed
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • Web site publisher claims university is trying to stifle his speech
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-2000

  • WA School Board Decides Not to Punish Student Web Site Hosts
    ACLU - 2-3-2000

  • JANET Says Ban It
    Internet Freedom - 6-5-1999

  • Nevada university system revises computer-use proposal
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998

  • State college no place for political speech
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1997

  • The other side of the schoolhouse gate - Off-campus publications, Web sites can operate under different rules
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997

  • Georgia State Censors Neo-Nazi Web Site
    The Justice on Campus Project - 2-12-1996

  • Time to Grow up
    The Justice on Campus Project - 10-14-1994

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  • WEB SITE SHUTDOWNS & BLOCK ATTEMPTS
  • Colombian rebel Web page spurs censorship debate on California campus
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-2000


    "Y2K MILITARY TAKEOVER" FILM WEBSITE SHUTDOWN CASE

  • ACLU sues U.S. for allegedly forcing video off the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • ACLU Sues FBI, Justice Department over Censorship of Fictional "Y2K Military Takeover" Film
    ACLU - 12-22-1999

  • ACLU to file suit against FBI on Web video artist's behalf
    Freedom Forum - 12-13-1999

  • With arm-twisting or without, FBI exposes government's penchant for censorship
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999

  • ISP head, FBI differ on Web site closing ‘order’
    Freedom Forum - 11-29-1999

  • FBI forces ISP to close Web site
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999


    NUREMBURG FILES ANTI-CHOICE WEBSITE SHUTDOWN CASE

  • 'Nuremberg' site shutdown spurs lawsuit from abortion foe
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999

  • Free Speech Campaign Defends Anti-Abortion Site
    Internet Freedom - 4-20-1999

  • 'Pro-Choice' Gives Internet Freedom No Choice
    Internet Freedom - 3-22-1999

  • Silencing speech only leads to violence, says creator of controversial Web site
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1999

  • Campaign Returns Repugnant Site
    Internet Freedom - 3-8-1999

  • Policing Cyberspace
    The Nation - 3-1-1999

  • Anti-Abortion Web Site Shut Down in Civil Suit
    Internet Freedom - 2-26-1999

  • Judge forbids anti-abortion activists from contributing to Web site
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1999

  • Anti-abortion Web site returns to Internet
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-1999

  • Internet service provider pulls plug on Nuremberg Files
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1999

  • Plaintiffs ask judge to close Nuremberg Files anti-abortion Web site
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1999

  • Jury finds anti-abortion Web site, posters amount to terrorist threats
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • ACLU Confronts Tough First Amendment Issues In Oregon Abortion Threats Case
    ACLU - 1-12-1999

  • Free speech or hit list? Anti-abortion activists' use of Web site goes on trial
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1999

  • Pro-life Website Censored
    Internet Freedom - 5-1-1997

  • The Nuremberg Files: Why We Must Defend This Repugnant Site
    Internet Freedom - 5-1-1997


    EFA MOVES TO USA FOR FEAR OF AUSTRALIAN CENSORSHIP

  • EFA moves Web site to US
    APC Newswire - 12-22-1999

  • EFA Moves Website to the United States
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 12-21-1999


    GEORGE W. BUSH V. INTERNET PARODY CASE

  • FEC drops Bush complaint against Internet parody site
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000

  • Presidential contender's reaction to parody Web site backfires
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1999


    DR. LAURA V. INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT GROUP CASE

  • Nude photos of Dr. Laura to stay on Web
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1998

  • Radio personality sues company to prevent posting of nude photos on Internet
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1998


    CORPORATE ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK CRITICISM ON THE INTERNET

  • Welcome to the world of free-speech exterminators
    Robyn Blumner - 3-19-2000

  • Federal Court Upholds Free Speech Of Cyber-Protester in Washington State
    ACLU - 7-28-1998

  • Federal judge lifts order against man conducting cyber crusade
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1998


    AO-HELL CENSORSHIP

  • AOL faces hate speech issue...maybe - "Submissive bottom" deleted in discriminatory outrage
    ZD Net - 11-3-1999

  • AOL in gay rights fracas - It's the old First Amendment again
    ZD Net - 10-22-1999

  • Federal judge lifts injunction against Web site critical of Utah business
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-1999

  • America Online Shuts Down Irish Forum
    Internet Freedom - 1-18-1999

  • SJCDC Censored By AOL!
    South Jersey Clinic Defense Coalition - 1999

  • AOL closes Koran parody site, but mirror Web sites spread
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998

  • Service Provider becomes Moral Arbitrator
    Internet Freedom - 9-16-1997


    JAMES HULBERT V. LORD CHANCELLOR

  • Hulbert’s Case, the Lord Chancellor and Censorship of the Internet
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 11-15-1999

  • Censorship Furor on Brit Site
    Wired - 11-13-1999

  • Civil liberties groups decry move as political "pressure"
    ZD Net - 11-12-1999


    SHUTDOWNS OF RACIST WEBSITES

  • Anti-hate drive rakes through Canadian Web sites
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Georgia State Censors Neo-Nazi Web Site
    The Justice on Campus Project - 2-12-1996


    SHUTDOWNS BASED ON COPYRIGHT ASSERTIONS

  • Web site publisher claims university is trying to stifle his speech
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-2000

  • The Not-so-sweet F.A.
    Internet Freedom - 12-10-1999

  • BBC Uses Copyright as Excuse to Close Site
    Internet Freedom - 9-1-1999

  • Nottingham Scandal Journalist Speaks Out
    Internet Freedom - 6-13-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • Oxford Yanks Student Page Over Spoof DeCSS
    Slashdot - 5-20-2000

  • UC San Diego Pulls Plug on Controversial Server: BURN! Group's Hosting of Colombian Rebel Group Site Blamed
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • ACLU Defends Student Website in Case that Threatens Free Expression on the Internet
    ACLU - 1-31-2000

  • Virginia paramedic sues county after he was fired for Web site comments
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998

  • U.S. tried to force Chelsea Clinton Fan Club Web site to close
    Freedom Forum - 8-10-1998

  • Driving Offences
    Internet Freedom - 4-9-1998

  • Religious groups take action to halt misinformation on Internet
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1998

  • State college no place for political speech
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1997

  • Internet Freedom Web Site Shut Down
    Internet Freedom - 9-18-1997

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  • MISCELLANEOUS INTERNET CENSORSHIP
  • Internet creates 'freer' place for First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • AT&T Labs unveils software to provide uncensored speech on Web
    Freedom Forum - 7-3-2000

  • Judge asks court to reveal identity of anonymous online critic
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-2000

  • High UN Official Calls for Global Attack on Internet Drug Information
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • To link or not to link
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • If it's online, we overreact
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-2000

  • Hysteria over freewheeling Net blinds people to the beauty of truly free expression
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000

  • Federal judge agrees to block Internet accusation against novelist
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    ATTEMPTS TO BAN RACIST & HATE SPEECH

  • Now You See It, Now You Don't
    Internet Freedom - 2-20-2000

  • U.N. group urges U.S. limits on Net hate speech
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-2000

  • Swiss official urges blocking of racists online
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-2000

  • Internet Body has No Authority to Ban Racist Speech
    Internet Freedom - 1-25-2000

  • Censoring Hate Speech On The Internet Is Counter-Productive
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 11-10-1998

  • Internet Freedom Reject Straws Net Clampdown
    Internet Freedom - 9-17-1998

  • Anti-hate drive rakes through Canadian Web sites
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Georgia State Censors Neo-Nazi Web Site
    The Justice on Campus Project - 2-12-1996


    ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT LINKING

  • Judge OKs 'deep links' to rival Web sites
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Freedom to link
    Internet Freedom - 11-23-1999

  • Federal judge orders couple to remove Web links to Mormon text
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1999


    THE INTERNET UNDER AUTHORITIAN REGIMES

  • Controls, access problems keep Internet from total freedom
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • China closes 127 Net cafes in Shanghai
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-2000

  • Net burgeons in China as authorities scramble for control
    Freedom Forum - 1-27-2000

  • Censor Dot Gov The Internet and Press Freedom 2000
    Freedom House - 1-1-2000

  • Send Protest Letter Against Jailing of Chinese Democracy On line Activists
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2000

  • Advocates Speak Out Against Serbian Internet Censorship
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 1-6-1999

  • China--Engineer And Physicist Imprisoned
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 12-10-1998

  • Turkish teen convicted for Web postings
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1998


    CENSORSHIP OF E-MAIL

  • Intel's Attempt to Muzzle Ex-Worker's E-Mails Violates First Amendment, ACLU Says
    ACLU - 5-12-2000

  • Federal judge says man's e-mail rants were true threats
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1999

  • Intel wins temporary relief from ex-worker's mass e-mail campaign
    Freedom Forum - 12-7-1998


    DOMAIN REGISTRATION CENSORSHIP

  • Federal judge sides with law firm in cybersquatting case
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000

  • No EToy for Christmas
    Slashdot - 12-3-1999

  • Woman files suit seeking to register 'dirty words' as Internet addresses
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • COM.AU Domain Arbitrarily Removed
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 2-26-1999

  • Will free speech survive change in Net management?
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-1998


    YOUTH VIOLENCE INTERNET SCAPEGOATING STORIES

  • Is the Net to Blame?
    Internet Freedom - 6-8-1999

  • Tennessee panel on Littleton shootings warns against creating scapegoats
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • White House Excludes ACLU, Others From Summit Meeting on Internet Censorship
    ACLU - 7-15-1997


    AUSTRALIAN NET CENSORSHIP POLLS

  • Australians reject Net censorship
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 8-29-1999

  • Poll Shows Australians Don't Want Internet Censorship
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 1-1-1998

  • No Concern Over Internet Content
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 7-29-1997

  • STOP! Inappropriate Internet Censorship
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 6-6-1996


    INTERNET LEGISLATION DIALOGUE

  • "Regardless Of Frontiers" Protecting The Human Right To Freedom Of Expression On The Global Internet
    Center for Democracy and Technology - 9-11-1998

  • Surfing the Net for compulsions and addictions
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-2000

  • 'Consumer protection' is latest excuse to regulate the Net
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

  • Justices quick to grant Internet's First Amendment claim
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • Cyber-liberties attorney Ann Beeson fights for free speech on the Net
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-1999

  • Why we should resist efforts to rein in wild, wild Web
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Donna Rice Hughes makes it her mission to fight cyberporn
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1998

  • Internet revolution may work against speech rights, author says
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1999

  • Mike Godwin: Fighting to keep digital speech free
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998

  • Irish group advises self-regulation to combat Net abuses
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Go slow on Net content controls, conference told
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1998

  • Freedom of Expression and the Information Superhighway
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-1-1994

  • Internet Free Expression Alliance Forms
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Internet Online Summit Participants Must Respect First Amendment Law and Values, Too
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 12-1-1997

  • Internet regulation 'a threat to civil liberties'
    Guardian Unlimited - 5-3-2000

  • The Message In The Medium: The First Amendment On The Information Superhighway
    The Justice On Campus Project - 3-1-1994


    OTHER STORIES

  • Georgia judge tosses out charges against virtual gang member
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-2000

  • Virtual gang members wind up in real trouble
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1999

  • Massachusetts judge grants Web site access to high school championships
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • Web site sues athletic league for barring access to basketball championships
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-2000

  • XXX!!: Sex and Free Speech
    Slashdot - 1-10-2000

  • San Francisco judge throws out Internet libel suit
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1998

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  • ISP LIABILITY ISSUES & CASES

    UK GODFREY V. DEMON INTERNET LIBEL LAWSUIT

  • Can the net stay free?
    Guardian Unlimited - 4-27-2000

  • The case for free speech
    Guardian Unlimited - 4-20-2000

  • Censorship Floodgates Open After Net Libel Settlement In Britain
    Internet Freedom - 4-10-2000

  • Demon Internet Settlement Confirms ISP Liability
    Internet Freedom - 3-31-2000

  • British ISP settles libel suit out of court
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Case Analysis of Laurence Godfrey v. Demon Internet Limited
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 7-1-1999

  • Incompetence or Cowardice? Why did Demon fail to contest THAT Decision?
    Internet Freedom - 6-24-1999

  • Net libel precedent set in U.K.
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1999

  • ISPs No Longer Innocent Disseminators
    Internet Freedom - 6-10-1999

  • Publish and Be Damned
    Internet Freedom - 6-5-1999

  • Internet Service Provider Sued
    Internet Freedom - 5-22-1998


    AOL LIABILITY FOR MATT DRUDGE COMMENTS CASE

  • Judge drops AOL from Drudge libel suit
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • Clinton adviser claims AOL responsible for Drudge comments
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1998


    AOL LIABILITY FOR ANONYMOUS USER COMMENTS CASE

  • Supreme Court turns away appeal of man subjected to Internet hoax
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1998

  • Question of Internet providers and liability lobbed into Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1998

  • AOL not liable for third-party defamatory messages
    Freedom Forum - 11-18-1997


    COMPUSERVE ARREST IN GERMANY

  • CompuServe Ex-Official's Porn-Case Conviction Reversed
    Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties - 11-17-1999

  • ISP Guilty of Distributing Pornography
    Internet Freedom - 5-31-1998

  • Coalition Letter to Chancellor Kohl Urges Investigation of Compuserve Prosecution
    ACLU - 4-23-1997


    YAHOO FINED BY FRANCE FOR NAZI MATERIALS AUCTIONED

  • Yahoo! fined by France for online auction in U.S.
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • Yahoo! sued in France over auctions of Nazi material on its U.S. Web site
    Freedom Forum - 4-12-2000


    PRODIGY LIABILITY FOR CUSTOMER E-MAIL CASE

  • High court won't decide on Internet service providers' liability for e-mail messages
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-2000

  • N.Y. high court: Internet service providers aren't liable for e-mail messages
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • France's move to end Net anonymity makes cyber-waves
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • VA Court Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against Anonymous Website Author
    ACLU - 6-30-1999

  • Internet provider sues New York state attorney general
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • ISP Liability Issues
    Refuse And Resist - 11-24-1998

  • Internet Service Providers as Enforcers
    Internet Freedom - 10-29-1998

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