What Can be Uttered in Cyberspace?


Fred Cate, Indecency, Ignorance and Intolerance: The First Amendment and the Regulation of Electronic Expression - SCP

a. obscenity


US v. Thomas (paras.46-69) - CCP


EFF Amicus Brief on US v. Thomas case - CWP

b. patently offensive but non-obscene speech


Reno v. ACLU (Supreme Court Decision) - CCP


Materials on proposed ratings systems and/or V-chip (e.g. the CYBERsitter critique)

Articles/information on blocking/filtering software

Filtering Sites

Articles on Library Censorware

c. harassing speech


Zeran v. AOL - CCP

Blumenthal v. Drudge

US v. Alkhabaz - CCP


US v. Baker - OYO

MacKinnon Amicus Brief - OYO

Any document out there related to gender harassment or the regulation of pornography (e.g., the Jake Baker home page and other materials, theYale web page on gender, the Cyberporn Debate page, etc.) - OYO

d. defaming speech


Smith v. California - CCP

Cubby v. Compuserve - CCP

Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy - CCP


Rindos v Hardwick - CWP

It's in the Cards v. Fuschetto - OYO

EFF's critique of Stratton Oakmont - OYO

Arnold-Moore, Legal Pitfalls in Cyberspace: Defamation in Computer Networks (Australian) - OYO

e. Right of Publicity/Anonymity


Stern v. Delphi Internet Services - CCP

ACLU of Georgia v. Miller - CCP


Michael Froomkin, The Internet as a Source of Regulatory Arbitrage - OYO

Mark Lemley, Rights of Attribution and Integrity in On-Line Communications - OYO

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