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Internet -- Government policy

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View Resource Observatory of the Information Society: An International Gateway

As heralded by academic and popular works of the past several decades, much of the world is entering what some have called the Information Age, and some have noted that the access and availability to knowledge in a variety of forms will determine the success of national and regional development in this century. This particular site, organized and maintained by UNESCO, brings together hundreds of...
View Resource Democracy Online

This project arose from a master's thesis by Wijbrand Pieter De Jager in Change Management from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and mirrors a sister website in Dutch. The author asks whether the Internet can "build a new kind of politics" and offers a "a space of play" to explore these issues. To this end, the website includes e-democracy news, links and resources from all over the world, and a link...
View Resource Supreme Court Rules on Internet Pornography Law

The current session of the Supreme Court ended this week, and included a number of heavily debated cases, including the long-standing debate over the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which has never actually been in effect. In its decision, the Court ruled 5-4 against giving the U.S. government the ability to enforce this latest version of a criminal law that requires commercial websites to...