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View Resource Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act

This week's In the News focuses on the disputed Child Online Protection Act (COPA). The eight resources discussed provide news, commentary, analysis, and primary material. Last Wednesday in a US District Court in Philadelphia, proceedings began in a hearing that will determine the future of the controversial COPA. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton last October as part of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/1999/0126
View Resource First Amendment Center

Developed in conjunction with Vanderbilt University, this site features excellent research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics; along with a library of related materials and analyses provided by legal specialists who deal with the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. The research materials available here are organized (appropriately enough) under the freedoms articulated...

https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center...
View Resource Opportunity for literary immortality arises online

What if Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights had been named Jimmy? Or can one imagine J.D. Salinger’s Fanny as, say, Sarah? Authors frequently spend long hours determining the appropriate names for their characters and readers often develop a close bond with these personas as they begin to develop throughout a novel or short story. In a very interesting twist, a number of contemporary authors are...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0819
View Resource The Free Expression Policy Project

Founded in 2000, The Free Expression Policy Project has been part of the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice for the past two years. During that time, the Project has continued to provide research reports and a host of other valuable insights on copyright, free speech, and media democracy issues. The site is fairly easy to navigate, as users can peruse some of the topical headings...

https://snoopza.com/
View Resource A Massachusetts Town Moves to Combat Swearing in Public

Town Considers Fine For Cursing http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304821304577439192334221350.html Middleborough profanity ban touches a nerve http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/06/13/middleborough_profanity_ban_touches_a_nerve/?p1=News_links Put $20 in Middleborough's Swear...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0615
View Resource Facing Freedom

This fine site from the Chicago History Museum asks the question: "What would you do for freedom?" With this in mind, the site encourages young people to "experience four ways Americans have defined freedom:" through workers' rights, armed conflict, race and citizenship, and public protest. The four themes are further divided into eight specific historical occurrences, including strikes by the...

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http://facingfreedom.org/
View Resource NewseumED

If you can't get to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., you'll definitely want to check out its Digital Classroom. Created to help bring the "First Amendment to life for students," the site contains primary sources, interactives, videos, and lesson plans for everyone. From the homepage, visitors can make their way through areas that include Modules, Video Lessons, Primary Sources, and Standards of...

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https://newseumed.org
View Resource First Amendment Center

The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and the Newseum seeks to build understanding of the freedoms of speech, press, and religion that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution seeks to protect. On the site, readers might like to begin by scouting the Archives, where they will find essential information in categories such as Research Articles, Publications, Supreme Court...

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