IFAction News Round Up, February 10-16, 2012

Intellectual Freedom Issues, Technology

OIF sponsors an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to the list since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from February 10-16, 2012.


Pro-open access legislation introduced in House and Senate

Thousands Protest Against ACTA

‘Cool Mommies’ Miffed at Not Being Allowed to Use Kirkland Library Room



Belgian court refuses to ban ‘Tintin in the Congo’

Iran increasingly controls its Internet

Meeting debates class use of ‘vulgar’ book (Waterland Plymoth, MI)

Court Orders Missouri School District to Stop Censoring LGBT Websites

New Addition to Curriculum Sparks Controversy (Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Westfield, NJ)

Classroom Speech Restrictions Proposed (Arizona)



U.S. suit raises questions about email privacy at work

The Heartbreaking Truth About Online Dating Privacy

Trying to balance privacy, free speech on Internet

Netflix reveals $9m payout in privacy legal action

Congress Left in Dark on DOJ Wiretaps

Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data 

GPS court ruling leaves US phone tracking unclear

FBI Says Social Media Monitoring Won’t Infringe Privacy Rights

Mobile Apps Take Data Without Permission


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