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 September 19 — September 25, 2014.
Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles
ACLU, Liberals Express Concern Over Houston’s Subpoenas of Sermons
Houston Hustle – Claim: The city of Houston, Texas, subpoenaed several pastors’ sermons as part of a crackdown on preaching against homosexuality.
For Art’s Sake! Prisoner Sues over Book Ban [CT]
Copyright Law Stifling Free Speech And Artistic Criticism
FCC Warns Political Campaigns and Promoters Against Robocall Abuse
Access, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles
Three House Dems, three proposals for net neutrality. Here’s what they look like.
The right wasn’t always opposed to regulations protecting online innovation
With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework
Four ways to advocate for school libraries
Letter: Make Park Ridge library users pay for the use of the library [IL]
Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles
FEMA administrator warns of cellphone vulnerabilities during disasters
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Defining Privacy
[Omaha] Mayor’s Office proposes letting police check out library patron information
The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not
Youth Internet Safety: Risks, Responses, and Research Recommendations