Public Policy Online Resources
World Wide Web Sites
- Civil Liberties and Information Organizations (Free Speech)
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF is a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest
to protect privacy, free expression, and access to online resources and
- Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was
established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties
issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure, such as the Clipper
Chip, the Digital Telephony proposal, national ID cards, medical record
privacy, credit records, and the sale of consumer data.
- Voters Telecommunications Watch
VTW is a volunteer organization, concentrating on legislation as it relates to
telecommunications and civil liberties.
- Internet User's Association
The IUA is a nonprofit, grass roots organization dedicated to preserving the
basic freedoms allowed by the Internet's purity and lack of regulation.
- Internet Users
The IUC exists to preserve, protect and implement new civil rights for
individuals and organizations on the Internet.
- Censor-U Movement
It's tongue-in-cheek sarcasm and not a real movement... at least, not by the
folks published these pages. Unfortunately, there are self-righteous assholes
who actually believe in this type of shit.
- Assorted Cypherpunk
A small site devoted to information and pointers to information related to
cryptography and privacy issues.
- Intellectual Property
- Copyright and
Intellectual Property Resources
Everything you ever wanted to know about copyright! It includes a
bibliography, list of periodicals, selected WWW sites, USENET groups, examples
of copyright policies, organizations and companies, international copyright
laws/policies for: Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States
(plus U. S. Legal Cases). Last updated February 7, 1996. (This site isn't
organized very well, but it does contain good information.)
- The Copyright Website
This site endeavors to provide real world, practical and relevant copyright
information of interest to infonauts, netsurfers, webspinners, content
providers, musicians, appropriationists, activists, infringers, outlaws, and
law abiding citizens.
- American Committee for Interoperable
ACIS is a voluntary organization of more than 30 corporations in the computer
industry. The organization supports policies and principles of intellectual
property law that provide a balance between rewards for innovation and the
belief that computer systems developed by different vendors must be able to
communicate fully with each other. This ability to communicate is termed
"interoperability," and involves the interchange of information that benefits
all computer users.
- Censoring Cyberspace, by Philip Elmer-Dewitt. Time
November 21, 1994, Volume 144, No. 21
- Hyperdemocracy, by Robert Wright. Time January 23, 1995
- Vice Raid On The Net, by Joshua Quittner. Time April
3, 1995, Volume 145, No. 14
- On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn, by Philip
Elmer-Dewitt. Time July 3, 1995, Volume 146, No. 1
- Filter Out the Naughty Bits Time
July 3, 1995, Volume 146, No. 1
- Watch This
Cyberspace. AsiaWeek September 8, 1995
- Law and Order Comes to Cyberspace, by Edwin Diamond and
Stephen Bates. Digital Pulse October 1995
- Muzzling the Internet. Time December 18,
1995, Volume 146, No. 25
- Pulling The Plug On Porn. Time January 8, 1996, Volume 147,
- Thinking Locally, Acting Globally, by John Perry Barlow. Time
January 15, 1996, Volume 147, No. 3
- Home Pages for Hate. Time January 22, 1996,
Volume 147, No. 4
- How To Regulate Obscenity On The Internet Part I, by David Makman.
Digital Pulse January 29, 1996.
Sensitivities. AsiaWeek February 2, 1996
- Way Wrong Number: Hell Hath No Fury Like a City Councilman
Porned. Time April 1, 1996, Volume 147, No. 14
Maintained by: ILS 604 Winter 1996
Public Policy Group