IFAction Round-Up, March 11-17, 2013

Censorship, Computers, Privacy

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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 

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