Tag: Net Neutrality
2018 Behind, 2019 Ahead
What just happened? A look back at some of the biggest intellectual-freedom news of 2018…and a look forward to those on the horizon in 2019.
Intellectual Freedom News 11/9/2018
Is there a limit to academic freedom? How to lock down what websites can access on your computer; (When) Should curriculum changes be called censorship?
Where does Kavanaugh stand on privacy, net neutrality, 1st Amendment?
Like a good proportion of the country, I have been doing my best to catch bits and pieces of the Senate hearings regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court. When I sat down to write this blog I wondered, what impact might Kavanaugh’s confirmation have on intellectual freedom issues?
Intellectual Freedom News 9/14/2018
FB Live Event: 6 ways to express your inner activist for Banned Books Week; To restore civil society, start with the library; ALA’s new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table is open for membership
Intellectual Freedom News 7/20/18
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Releases a New Resource Guide: “Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries”;
Net Neutrality Represents Ongoing Debate about Affordable Broadband in America
The main premise of “Net Neutrality: An Intellectual Freedom Issue” is that intellectual freedom and the full functioning of libraries in America will be impeded by allowing internet service providers (ISPs) to throttle content in pursuit of their financial and customer service interests. I have to admit that the two ideas seemed unrelated to me. Is the premise really true? How exactly does net neutrality relate to public libraries and their provision of internet access?
Intellectual Freedom News 4/13/18
Thirteen Reasons Why tops most challenged book list, amid rising complaints in US libraries; Brown wins 2019-2010 ALA Presidency; IFLA provides input on the challenges to the right of privacy in the digital age
Intellectual Freedom News 3/16/2018
Q&A with author Lance Rubin on the suppression of his YA novel in South Carolina; A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits; ACLU to school district: Stop censoring student Facebook criticisms over gun violence walkout
Net Neutrality Update: The FCCs Restoring Internet Freedom Order and the Senate’s Joint Resolution
On January 4, 2017, the FCC issued an updated Declaratory Ruling of the Restoring Internet Freedom order, finalizing the changes the FCC would like to see done to it’s former Open Internet policy. While we wait to see how internet access might change under, one hurdle to the enactment of these policies might be the U.S. Congress.
Intellectual Freedom News 1/19/2018
OIF to Showcase New Selection Policy Toolkit at Midwinter; the New Jim Crow book in American prisons; and the Golden Age of Free Speech