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Institute for First Amendment Studies
The Institute for First Amendment Studies home page! Founded in 1984, IFAS is a non-profit educational and research organization focusing solely on the activities of the radical Religious Right.

American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU Foundation of Southern California
Executive Director: Ramona Ripston
1616 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tel.: (213) 977- 9500; fax: (213) 250- 3919.
ACLU Foundation of Northern California
Executive Director: Dorothy M. Ehrlich
1663 Mission Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel.: (415) 621-2488
ACLU of Florida Web Site
Legal Director: Andy Kayton
3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 215
Miami, FL 33137
Tel.: (305) 576-2336; fax: (305) 576-1106
ACLU of Illinois Web Site:
Executive Director: Jay Miller
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel.: (312) 201-9740
NYCLU Capital District Chapter Website:
Executive Director: Norman Siegel
125 Broad Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel.: (212) 344-3005
ACLU - Washington, D.C.
Executive Director: Mary Jane DeFrank
1400 20th St., NW, Suite 119
Washington, DC 20036
Tel.: (202) 457-0800
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse


Electronic Frontier Foundation
This site provides a large amount of information on the organization itself. Users can browse past Newsletter Issues, read frequently updated Action Alerts and Special Announcements, and access an archive (over 1,000 files) of topically-organized documents. There are also a Links to Other Noteworthy Sites and Net Resources section (about 100 links in total), and an icon prompting users to Click This Button to Change the World.
Voters Telecomm Watch
The ACLU is a coalition member of this volunteer organization which tracks legislation as it relates to telecommunications and civil liberties. VTW monitors elected officials perfomances' and reviews elctions as they occur.
VTW, also publishes Bill Watch, a weekly newsletter which tracks federal legislation; Bill Watch is published only while Congress is in session.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC was established in 1994 to focus not only on such cyberspace topics as the Clipper Chip, but also on the broader privacy issues raised by "national ID cards, medical record privacy, credit records, and the sale of consumer data." The all-text site provides an organized introduction to both the Center and its key issues, including access to its on-line newsletter The Epic Alert, a look at Congressional bills affecting privacy, and a series of document collections on such topics as cryptography and free speech on the Internet.
Benton Foundation's Communications Policy Project
Established to "promote public interest values and non-commercial services for the National Information Infrastructure." Aside from the usual Publications and Projects sections, the site also includes a list of around 100 links, focused on nonprofits and electronic communications. Users can debate issues in the Forum section, maneuver around the site using the tool bar, or sign-up to receive regular site updates via the Foundation's electronic mailing list.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
This "public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in the impact of computer technology on society" provides membership information, articles on current 'hot topics,' conference information, and some links to other sites.
Another Internet group fighting for cyberliberties, with the standard organizational information, as well as some links/documents.
Legal Beat
Legal Beat covers a wide range of issues relating to cyberliberties, with a short summary of some of the more major events thus far.
Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
This site contains material related to the landmark Jake Baker/censorship of obscene material case. The full transcript of a debate at Michigan Law revolving around Baker is provided, as are links to other sources of information on the Internet.
The Internet PRIVACY Forum -- list archives
The web site of this electronic mailing list includes subscription information, a message archive, and a collection of relevent papers and reports.
Communication and the Constitution in Cyberspace
This hypertexted 'essay' examines, among other issues, "the First Amendment, privacy, and intellectual property issues of communication on the Internet."
The Cato Institute's Analysis of the CDA
(Communications Decency Act) Also known as the Exon Bill, the Cato Institute's analysis of the Bill.
Media Freedom: From Gutenberg to Cyberspace
A intellectual piece adapted by Richard Barbrook, a Professor of Hypermedia at the University of Westminster. The piece is broken down into a hyper-texted table of contents, a summary and chapters.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Tel: 1-800-851-3420 or 301-519-5063
A Service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

An email address directory of congresspeople, state governments, and media entities.
The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
Like many of the organizational sites in this sector, the Institute "exists only in cyberspace" -- it has "no offices, no telephone numbers, and no building address." What it does have is a large collection of resources on the emerging field of cyberspace law, with material for both the general and technical user. There is an introduction to cyberspace law, a bibliography of topical articles (mostly drawn from print publications), a section outlining Major Cases, Key Statutes, and Topical Highlights that includes some relevant case law links, and a broader section comprising other cyberspace links.

Human Rights

Human Rights Links
An organized resource for human rights information. Links to web sites offering reports, news, laws and decisions, etc.
International Human Rights Database

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