IFAction News Roundup, December 21 — December 27, 2014


The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from December 21 -December 27.

Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Misinformation, Cyber Threats/Bullying, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles  

Licensing Speech in the Big Easy

Sony to release ‘The Interview’ after all

Sony Threatened to Sue Someone for Tweeting Screenshots of Leaked Emails

Pandora cites free speech to defend against artist demands for royalties

Ohio Conservative ‘Christians’ Freak Out Over Homeowner’s Zombie Nativity Scene, Threatens Lawsuit [VIDEO]


Access, Corporate/Government Secrecy, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles

The fair use case to show The Interview if Sony will not

National Impact of Library Public Programs

Hotels ask FCC for permission to block guests’ personal Wi-Fi hotspots

A Year in Review (and a Look Ahead): Time for Lifeline Reform

A controversial YouTube video could create a crazy new form of copyright


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

NSA released documents about improper surveillance on Christmas eve

Obama: North Korea’s hack not war, but ‘cybervandalism’

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

Apple issues first automatic bug update for Macs

Risks in Using Social Media to Spot Signs of Mental Distress


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