Vol. III, No. 5 May 1997

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by Jonathan Wallace

I don't think Americans care very much about freedom of speech. The First Amendment is really based on dreaming and forgetting. Let's not forget that anonymity is as socially useful online as it is offline. Internet freedom of speech is threatened not just by government but by bullies with deep pockets who threaten ISP's. (Here are my sources.)

The usual suspects

Patricia Nell Warren's News You Didn't See on TV: Heavengate

Auren Hoffman on Women and the Draft

An Open Letter from Comet Discoverer Alan Hale

Jon Lebkowsky's Cyberdawg Barking: Activism, Freedom, Apocalypso, and Zen

The Equality Myth, by Leon Felkins

A Few Gripes, by Jonathan Wallace

Danny Yee Reviews Walter Kendrick's The Secret Museum

Net Freedoms

Free Speech Advocates File "Metaphor" Brief in CDA Case

Why Libraries Shouldn't Buy Censorware

The Censorware Page

by Jonathan Wallace and Mark Mangan

"Required reading for anyone interested in free speech in modern society."
New York Times Book Review

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