Cyberlaw and Information Policy Web Links
Advocacy, Professional & Trade
AALL Copyright Committee - Current issues and resources.
Copyright Committee of the American Association of Law
ACLU Privacy and Technology - ACLU site monitoring privacy
and technology issues.
Americans for Fair Electronic Transaction - Broad-based
national coalition of consumers, retail and manufacturing
businesses, financial services institutions, technology
professionals and librarians opposed to the Uniform Computer
Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
Association for Computing Machinery - Organization monitors
legal issues and initiatives affecting computer and software.
Center for Democracy and Technology - The Center for
Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and
constitutional liberties in the digital age.
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - Monitors free speech in
cyberspace. A joint project of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San
Francisco, University of Maine, and George Washington School of
- Citizen Media Law
Project - Highlights issues of free speech on the Net from
Berkman Center for
Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
DeCSS Central - Tracks status and legality of decryption
software for DVDs
Frontier Foundation - EFF is a donor-supported membership
organization working to protect our fundamental rights
regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and
the general public about civil liberties issues related to
technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.
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 and
to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional
Free Expression Policy Project - Run our of NYU School of
law. Follows current issues in cyberlaw focusing on freedom of
expression and related issues.
Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO - WIPO statement
respecting developing countries
Global Internet Liberty Campaign
- Advocates use of technology for human rights work.
Hate on the
Internet - Educates and advocates about hate speech on the
Human Rights Watch:
Internet - Tracks news on the Internet and free expression.
Information Technology Association of America - ITAA web
site provides information about the IT industry, its issues,
association programs, publications, meetings, seminars.
- Project of Advanced Network Research Group monitoring warfare
using filtering, blocking, etc. on the net.
Meta Tag Law Suits - Search Engine Watch article on meta tag
- Minority Media and
Telecommunications Council - work on issues such as minority
ownership in broadcasting and broadband internet access in
Picture Association of America - Site for motion picture
industry. Gives movie industry's perspective
Initiative Internet Filtering Map - Site monitors the extent
and kinds of Internet filtering on a Global basis.
- Progress &
Freedom Foundation - market-oriented think tank that studies
the digital revolution and its implications for public policy.
- Public Knowledge
- Great site monitoring cyber law and copyright that is
dedicated to defending "your emerging digital culture."
Industry Association of America - Web site for recording
industry. Track issues from recording industry's perspective.
SavetheInternet.com - Dedicated to the issue of net
- Web Accessibility Access
Initiative - Site advocating standards for web access for
- World Wide Web
Consortium - Home page for consortium standards for the
world wide web.
Blogs, Online Journals, News and Other Sites
Law (e.g., Specific Statutes, Treaties, &
Domain Names & Internet Structure
Information Commons, Open
Access Initiatives & Licensing Sites
Bibliotecha Alexandra - Modeled after the Great Library of
Alexandria, Digital Archive in Egypt sponsoring Internet, TV and
- Budapest Open
Access Initiatives. Group promoting standards and
tools for open access journals, etc.
GNU open source site on using
copyright to ensure open access.
- Creative Commons uses private rights to create public goods:
creative works set free for certain uses.
- Open access forum dedicated to digitization projects.
- FreeNet -
Software to help create a network to avoid censorship.
- Free Software
Foundation - Group uses "copylefts" to establish open source
and free software.
GNU Free Documentation License - Explanation of license
published by Freeware Software Foundation.
Hosted Proxy Servers - Directory of anonymous browsing
- Yale University's librarian resource for licensing digital
information. Model agreements and sample vendor agreements,
initiatives, vocabulary, bibliography, etc.
Archive and the "Way Back Machine" - Archive is
currently being sued for infringement.
Access Law Program (from Creative Commons) - Site promoting
open access policies and licenses among law reviews and law
- Open Archives
Initiative - Major standard for open access archives.
- Open Content
- Building a digital archive of global content for universal
- Open Society Institute -
Soros Foundation Project to provide open access.
- PGP (Pretty Good Information
Privacy) - International home page
Project - The project is producing open source Collaboration
and Learning Environment (CLE) software with the first release
in July 2004.
- Home page of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources,
which is devoted to open-access projects.
- TOR -
Anonymous Internet communications system sponsored by EFF.
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