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404 Day: Stopping excessive internet filtration

Every day, libraries across the country are routinely overblocking content far more than is necessary under the law in order to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ

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Posted in E-Rate, Intellectual Freedom, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries

OGR’s monthly recap: Feb-Mar

In an effort to keep you informed on what’s going on in Washington and the letters that we have sent, OGR will now have a monthly recap.  Being the first of these, today’s blog post will cover both February and

Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

Is Snowden a Whistleblower?

Here’s a selected cross-section of op-eds and editorials: YES Edward Snowden Is A Whistleblower The American Civil Liberties Union Opinion – August 1, 2013 Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower The New York Times Editorial – January 1, 2014 Why Edward Snowden Should

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, Intellectual Freedom

You bought it, you own it: Copyright policy should foster freedom

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations to exchange ideas, information and actions about copyright reform. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law

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Posted in Copyright, e-books, Intellectual Freedom

Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later

It’s been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act—the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding—was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade,

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Posted in Events, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, OITP, Public Libraries

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