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 January 27-February 2, 2012.
Freedom of Expression
Should Parents Control What Kids Learn at School?
Related: The New Hampshire bill HB-542 is linked here
Indiana Senate backs teaching creationism proposal
Beyond ACTA: next secret copyright agreement negotiated this week–in Hollywood
Censoring of Tweets Sets Off #Outrage
Related: Twitter Censorship Move Sparks Backlash: Is It Justified?
In censorship, Twitter fails to defend free speech
Libraries, Sexual Content and the Internet: Striking a Balance Between Rights, Access, And Comfort (OIF Director Barbara Jones Huffington Post editorial)
Joint Statement in Opposition to Book Censorship in the Tucson Unified School District (statement from FTRF, ABFFE, NCAC and many others)
Related: Tucson Teacher’s Campaign Against Book Ban Gains Support
Banned authors, activists to smuggle contraband wet books into Tucson
Comic book ban highlights Vietnam’s censorship struggle
Google changes enable ‘per country’ blog takedowns
LEAHY Statement At Hearing On Video Privacy Protection Act
Related: Senators, witnesses slam amendment to video privacy law
Opinion: Privacy, Technology and Law
Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out
FDA staffers sue agency over surveillance of personal e-mail