Freedom of Expression Links
Table of Contents
Effects Clearing House
Net Censorship Dilemma: A good list from Australia
with international scope.
Ten Electronic Freedom-Fighting Sites, selected by
David Jones and Jeffrey Shallit
Internet Censorship FAQ, by Jonathan Wallace and Mark
Mangan, authors of Sex, Laws
and Cyberspace (Henry Holt)
- Essential reading about the dangers of
web-site classification: an article
by Parker Barss Donham; Ratings
Today, Censorship Tomorrow by Joseph Lasica; and
451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning? (ACLU discussion
paper -- press release is here)
Fallacies of Internet Censorship by Prof. Jeffrey
- Press release from the closure
of the anon.penet remailer
- The Ethical
Spectacle is an ezine edited by Jonathan Blumen,
a party to the ACLU v. Reno case. He
has also posted progress
reports on the proceedings of this case.
- Electronic Privacy
Information Centre (EPIC) offers extensive
information and legal texts on electronic free speech.
and Academic Freedom: Sex, Censorship and the Internet
by Carl M. Kadie
on the Internet: Lessons from the Art World, an
article from the 1996-97 Entertainment, Publishing
and the Arts Handbook
- Repository of debate
on the Time Article
takes on Time Magazine and the Cyberporn Scare
- An good article from Eye Magazine about Internet
hysteria in Canada
Canada's report on offensive and illegal content on the
- An article from Canadian Lawyer about
- A wonderful speech by journalist Parker Barss Donham on freedom
of expression and the Internet
- AOL banned an amateur poetry group. If you find this
surprising, read about it here.
- The notorious iStar
hotlist of CDA-related web sites
- Citizens Internet
Empowerment Coalition on the CDA
Congress censor the internet?
- An essay on
internet censorship as it relates to hate speech,
gangs, cults etc. in the U.S., written by a lawyer and
unfortunately in reverse type. See also an article on censorship
of student home pages and other articles
from the same firm.
the Net: The Threat to Freedom of Expression On-line
(Human Rights Watch, May 1996). Lots of updates and more
recent reports here.
- To subscribe to the ACLU Cyber-Liberties Update, send a
message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "subscribe Cyber-Liberties Update" in the
subject line of your message. Or subscribe via their
- Human Rights Watch
listserv: to subscribe, put "subscribe
hrw-news" in the body of the message, and leave the
subject line blank.
- Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in Canada: ListServe
address and discussion
- LOGIC (Legal Group for the Internet in Canada) has a list.
- CDA Bulletin:
include the following command in the body of your email
message: subscribe cda-bulletin
- CLSPEECH is "a free speech law discussion list for
legal academics. The list is open only to legal
academics, academics in allied disciplines (political
science, history, communications, and so on) who
specialize in free speech, and lawyers who have extensive
Free Speech Clause litigation experience. By limiting
membership, we hope to keep discussions on a high level.
'Less noise, more signal!' is our slogan." To
a message containing only the text SUBSCRIBE CLSPEECH
send the following command in the body of the message:
subscribe fight-censorship. They also have archives and a
low-traffic announcement list only.
- People for the American Way has an online
report, Right Wing Watch Online, to which
you can also subscribe
Go to the
chronology of freedom of expression in Canada.
This list of links was compiled by Sandra Bernstein
on behalf of Electronic Frontier
Canada. Send additions and comments
Latest update was August 7, 2001.