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 March 18—24, 2013.
Privacy, Surveillance, and Cybersecurity
Bruce Schneier: The Internet is a surveillance state
Florida Appeals Court: Threats posted on Facebook are crimes
What Would We Do If The Internet Crashed?
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones
Twitter sued for $50 million for refusing to reveal anti-semites
Tone Down the Cyberwarfare Rhetoric, Expert Urges Congress
Censorship and Free Speech
Barbara Jones discusses Persepolis controversy on Chicago Tonight
“Gamers” are not the enemy
Oxford’s University’s Harlem shake librarian must be reinstated
Canadian Librarians ‘Owe Duty Of Loyalty To The Government,’ Must Self-Censor Opinions Even In Private
Access and Intellectual Property Protection
Could the Supreme Court outlaw your library’s right to lend?
Update: Supreme Court rules in favor of libraries, consumer rights
New research: music piracy should not be a “concern for copyright holders”
Library Of Congress Hoping To Cut Through Tangled Copyright Laws In Order To Archive Historic Sound Recordings
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken – but can she fix it in time?
Internet retailers bash Senate attempt to ‘sneak through’ online sales tax