IFAction Round-Up, February 11—17, 2013

Censorship, Privacy, Technology

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 February 11 —February 17, 2013.

Privacy and Cybersecurity

In a Major Privacy Victory, Seattle Mayor Orders Police to Dismantle Its Drone Program After Protests [EFF]

Cyberattacks reanimate CISPA, spark move by Obama — reports


Censorship and Free Speech

Egyptians Condemn Court Order Blocking YouTube In Egypt For 30 Days

Azerbaijani [Akram Aylisli “Stone Dreams”] author stripped of title, pension for novel showing sympathy to Armenians

States mull violence studies, even sin tax on games

Parents pushing for book ban in Danbury Local Schools [Fallen Angels; Toledo, OH]

Librarians Rally Behind Blogger Sued by Publisher Over Critical Comments

North Dakota State U. Gives Go-Ahead to Controversial Sex-Education Program



FCC Chairman Says “Libraries Are More Important Than Ever”

Reading e-books easier than printed versions for older people

New Open Access Project for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Amazon Has a Patent to Sell Used Ebooks

The Pirate Bay: We will sue copycat site for copyright infringement

New online assessments to include accommodations for students with disabilities

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