Intellectual Freedom News – 02/16/18

Intellectual Freedom News

February 16, 2018 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Editors

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

Censorship

Privacy

See this week’s additional privacy news and updates on the Choose Privacy Week blog.

Net Neutrality and Broadband Access

Access

  • Imagining a fine-free future | American Libraries; “Sarah Houghton, director of San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library, said fines get in the way of a library’s mission to serve the entire community, regardless of socio-economic standing. Barriers exist for some populations to pay fines, and by enforcing them, libraries are subverting their core values.”
  • Legal Issues; PLA-sponsored forum surfaced contentious constitution situations in public libraries | American Libraries; Tomas Lipinski, dean of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, moderates the “Legal Issues in Public Libraries Forum” at the American Library Association’s 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver.

Free Press, Social Media, and Fake News

Academic Freedom and Campus Speech

First Amendment and Free Speech

Around the Web

International Issues

ALA News


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