Reid postpones vote on Internet piracy bill

Does First Amendment protect students’ online speech off-campus?

Lawmakers begin to retreat from piracy bills in face of Web blackout

    The Hill: In an unprecedented display of political muscle, thousands of websites went dark on Wednesday to protest two Internet piracy bills, the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s Protect IP Act.

  • Posted: 01/18/2012
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The Internet Goes Dark in Protest of Anti-Piracy Legislation | Heritage Foundation

    Heritage Foundation Foundry: As of midnight, Wikipedia is shut down for 24 hours, and hundreds of other popular websites have gone dark right along with it. They are standing together in protest of two controversial pieces of legislation that threaten Internet security and undermine the freedom of speech all in an effort to crack down on online “piracy” — the illegal distribution of copyrighted material.

  • Posted: 01/18/2012
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Web Site Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

  • Posted: 01/18/2012
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Supreme Court rejects appeals in student speech cases

Global Internet Voting Firm Buys U.S. Election Results Reporting Firm

RI: Student disciplined in school prayer banner spat

Supreme Court to consider educators’ response to cyber-bullying

China’s number of Web users rises to 513 million

Google’s love-hate relationship with China back on

Full speed ahead for Web domain name expansion, despite FTC warning

Michael Norton: Is Planned Parenthood Texting Your Kids?

ACLU Asks Court to Stop Missouri Library From Censoring “Minority Religion” Websites

Porn merchant angling for Vatican web traffic?

Indian Court Tells Social Networking Sites To Remove Anti-Religious Content

Top political videos: Gay marriage, Obama, Perry

Review: FedCtRecords — access PACER from an iPhone

    iPhone J.D.: Newton Oldfather, a recent graduate of UCLA Law School, decided to do something about this and thus, with the assistance of his father and another friend, he created the app FedCtRecords. The app usually sells for $19.99 but for a limited time during the holiday season, it is FREE so I encourage you to download it now. The app does a good job of providing an iPhone interface to the PACER service.

  • Posted: 12/19/2011
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MD: 1st Amendment Prevents Applying Anti-Stalking Law To Harassment of Religious Leader On Twitter

Europol says major child pornography ring busted

Lawmakers want House Judiciary Committee to slow online piracy bill

Canada: Internet Providers Must Now Report Child Porn

MPAA Head Chris Dodd on Online Censorship Bill: China’s the Model

Google chairman says online piracy bill would ‘criminalize’ and break the Internet

European Union to outline Internet freedom strategy

In Hague, Clinton Urges Countries Not to Restrict Internet |

Morality in Media Calls for Federal Investigation of ICM Registry and All Involved in XXX Domain

European Court: Internet providers can’t be forced to monitor users

Steven Aden: My iPhone won’t help me kill my baby

Apple denies claims that Siri is anti-abortion

“ACLU to Apple: Fix Siri’s birth-control black hole”

Siri Sends Women to Pregnancy Centers, Not Abortion Clinics Technology has been instrumental in moving public opinion on abortion. From the advent of ultrasound technology, which provides stunning glimpses into life in the womb, to iPad applications that allow a pregnant mother to track her baby’s development, the pro-life movement has benefited from greater awareness of the humanity of the unborn child. Now, the latest model of Apple’s iPhone provides women with alternatives to abortion when making related abortion searches on its new voice-directed Siri technology.

  • Posted: 11/30/2011
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Universities move to block their names from new .xxx online domain

Maldives Government Shuts Down Sufi Blog

Don’t text Jesus in Pakistan? Possible ban list contains more than 1,000 words

Major Porn Sites Sue ICANN Over .XXX

Internet titans fight SOPA with full-page NY Times ad

The United Nations Says Broadband Is Basic Human Right

“Phantom Technologies Works to Ensure iBoss Filters Do Not Block LGBT Content”

Despite Senate victory, court battle looms for net-neutrality rules

European Parliament backs tougher penalties and EU-wide deletion of porn web pages

U.S. Supreme Court declines to rule on student free speech in Connecticut case

The Village Voice and the selling of children for sex on the Internet

Kara Kowalski Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review in Her First Amendment Student Speech Case, But Should the High Court Take the Case?

Final Chance to Protect Against .XXX Domain Names

“School filtering gay, transgender sites goes to court”

Demotion of Christian housing manager looks ‘vindictive’

China to step up social media censorship

Lawmakers to explore legalized Internet gambling

Egyptian sentenced to 3 years hard labor for Facebook Islam insult

Missouri governor signs bill repealing restrictions on teacher-student Internet conversations

ACLU of Delaware’s next First Amendment target is Capital School District

US asks China for policies on Internet censorship and how they work pursuant to WTO rules

ADF to NJ school district: Retaliation against teacher for Facebook comments would be illegal

Off-campus online student speech case appealed to high court

Education Week: ACLU Puts Pressure on Districts to Ease Internet Filtering

U.K. making porn less accessible

Post-Kinsey: Is There Anything Normal About Pornography?

Porn sites could hijack company names

House Panel Upbeat About Proposed FTC Update to Child Online Protection Law

    The Blog of Legal Times: The FTC has proposed five changes to rules implementing the law. Among them: updating the definition of “personal information” to include geolocation information and certain types of persistent identifiers, such as tracking cookies; streamlining and clarifying the direct notice that operators must give parents before collecting children’s personal information; adding new methods to obtain verifiable parental consent; and eliminating the “email plus” method of parental consent, which allows operators to obtain consent through an email to the parent, coupled with an additional confirmation.

  • Posted: 10/05/2011
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Four New York Democratic Senators: “Proponents of a More Refined First Amendment Argue That This Freedom Should Be Treated Not as a Right But as a Privilege”

Apple, Google censoring religion, NRB says

White House’s ‘We the People’ Website Attracts Anti-God Petitions

CA: “Gay ex-coach files complaint against Charter Oak alleging discrimination”

Misleading claim in ‘gay’ group’s PayPal campaign

Google cozies up to GOP

Rick Santorum contacted Google, says company spreads ‘filth’

Amoral bullying at its best

PayPal cuts off LifeSiteNews translator and pro-family activist Julio Severo in wake of homosexual pressure

Pakistan Court Issues Temporary Ban on Facebook; Suit Seeks Broader Ban

Sudan: “Killer words: Muslims text death threats to Christians”

Pro-’gay’ groups pressuring PayPal

Preventing bullying … or promoting porn?

ACLU Sues MO Over Internet Filters for School Children