Information, Technology and Society

As an overarching policy site, you might want to check EFF occasionally. Many issues will be raised in more narrow contexts on the other discussion groups.

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Children's Internet Protection Act

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. They must certify that they have an Internet…  learn more

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Education and Library Networks Coalition

The Education and Libraries Networks Coalition (EdLiNC), formed in 1995, seeks to expand the use of educational technologies in schools and libraries by making sure that these entities receive affordable rates guaranteed to them in the Universal Service Provisions of the Telecommunications Act. Congress passed the Universal Communications Act so that schools and libraries can…  learn more

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation. Their goals are to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as the use of technology grows. The site contains general references on a wide range of Internet access and usage issues.  learn more