IFAction Round-Up, February 18-24, 2013

Censorship, Privacy

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 archiveBelow is a sample of articles from February 18-24, 2013.


Privacy and Cybersecurity

White House warns of dangers posed by WikiLeaks, LulzSec, other ‘hacktivists’


Censorship and Free Speech

Zero tolerance or zero sense? Kids’ suspensions over imaginary weapons renew debate

Kansas Senate advances bill to require public schools, libraries to filter Internet content

Illinois Politician Seeks To Outlaw Anonymous Comments (But Allow Anonymous Gun Ownership)

5 Books They Dont Want You Reading: Black History Month Edition

‘Boobies’ Wristbands in Schools Weighed by Full Appeals Court

Connecticut State Senator Seeks To Ban Minors From Playing Arcade Games Utilizing Fake Guns

Joan Rivers Lesbian Kiss, Costco Book Ban Heats Up Joan Knows Best


Access and Intellectual Property Protection

Bestselling Author Of Children’s Books Accuses Public Libraries Of Stealing His Paychecks

How Republicans Are Looking to Close the Digital Divide Against Democrats

Independent Booksellers Sue Amazon and Publishers Over E-Books

Ask the ALA Librarian: Internet Use in Libraries

Should Google, Amazon And Others Be Able To Lock Up New Generic Top Level Domains For Their Own Use?

Publishers reluctant to sell e-books to local libraries

White House Delivers New Open-Access Policy That Has Activists Cheering

Related: White House Orders Federal Agencies To Require More Open Access To Not Just Research, But Data

Related: Obama Administration backs open access to all federal research

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