First Amendment Rodeo 8/9-9/12, 2011

Censorship, Computers, Intellectual Freedom Issues, PATRIOT Act, Privacy

A round-up of intellectual freedom issues in the news

The Framers’ Constitution: Toward a Theory of Principled Constitutionalism

How 9/11 Completely Changed Surveillance in U.S.
Court Case Asks if ‘Big Brother’ Is Spelled GPS
Notre Dame librarian tries to bring halt to snooping
(profile of former ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee chair Doug Archer)
Why does safer mean less free?  
DOJ Must Disclose Details About its Tracking of Suspects
See also:
US must reveal some cellphone tracking cases
Was Your Cell Phone Tracked? Justice Ordered to Hand Over Data

Under Suspicion: Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports

Patriot Act
Do We Still Need the Patriot Act?

Free Speech/Technology
BART cell shutdown a landmark in cyber-assembly

Mo. Suit Asserts Viewpoint-based ‘Sexuality’ Web Filter Blocks Gay Rights Sites, Gives Access to Gay-Bashing Material

Censorship/Book Banning
Sherlock Holmes book removed from school reading list for being anti-Mormon
See also:
What would Sherlock say about book ban?
Parents call children’s book ‘pornographic’

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