IFAction News Round Up, January 27-February 2, 2012

Freedom to Read Foundation, General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Issues, International issues, Privacy, Uncategorized

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

What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy

Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out

FDA staffers sue agency over surveillance of personal e-mail

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