IFAction News Roundup, January 5-12, 2012


Censorship in the Library

Bangladesh teacher arrested after banned book found in college library

Scheduled signing for book written in collaboration with convicted murderer spurs community outrage

Book to remain in school libraries, board rules

Plymouth-Canton Parent Group: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’

Filtering and Free Exercise: ACLU vs. Salem Public Library

Harper wants vetting of public school books

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE Remains In School Library

Much more after the break…



Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984 [Digital Trends]

Feds Want Judge to Force Suspect to Give Up Laptop Password

WikiLeaks Supporters Lose Court Bid to Protect Twitter Records

Privacy group calls for federal investigation of Facebook’s Timeline

California group creates complaint center for online privacy issues

Google ‘Search Plus Your World’ Brings Google+ Into Search Results
Related: Google Should Face Federal Trade Commission Probe Over New Personalized Search, Privacy Group Says

Google ‘surprised’ by Twitter’s criticism

Google search gets its biggest change in a decade with a dose of Google+



Fighting Internet piracy: CES takes on SOPA vs. OPEN debate

Entities supporting SOPA of interest to the library community?

Geeks to Testify (Finally!) About SOPA Blacklisting Implications

REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation


First Amendment Rights

Study Challenges Supreme Court’s Image as Defender of Free Speech 

South Carolina Jail Agrees to End Unconstitutional Censorship


Indecency in Broadcast

Justices Weigh Relevance of Decades-Old Broadcast Decency Rules


Freedom of Expression

No, Belarus Is Not Cut Off From The Internet, But New Restrictions Are Still Pretty Bad
Related: Belarus: Browsing Foreign Websites a Misdemeanor

How the US pressured Spain to adopt unpopular Web blocking law

Iran clamps down on internet use

Research Bought, Then Paid For
Related: Why Is Open-Internet Champion Darrell Issa Supporting an Attack on Open Science?



Urgent Request: White House Petition on School Libraries!


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