January 6, 2012...1:53 pm

IFAction News Roundup, January 1 – 5

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Privacy/Technology

NYTimes Op-Ed:  Internet Access Is Not a Human Right 

No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules

How the Feds Are Tracking Your Kid

Related:
Data-Crazy Department of Education Throws Privacy Out the Window
Daniel Solove: Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security

First Amendment Rights

Judge Rules ‘Uncomfortable’ Tweets and Blog Posts Are Protected Speech

Freedom of Expression

Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US

Anti-internet piracy law adopted by Spanish government

The Media Equation:  The Danger of an Attack on Piracy Online 

Censorship in the Library

New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Law Allowing Parental Objections To Curriculum

Libraries walk a tightrope on porn

ACLU sues library for blocking Wiccan websites

Related: Full press release
Legal Complaint

Library in polygamist town vandalized

Science and Security Clash on Bird-Flu Papers

Related: Seeing Terror Risk, U.S. Asks Journals to Cut Flu Study Facts

Valley View School Board bucks effort to remove the book ‘The Kite Runner

Related: ‘Kite Runner’ too Islamic, school board told 
School Board considers ban of ‘The Kite Runner’ UPDATE

~~ Erin Sommerfeld

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