Computers, Crime and Privacy Seminar
Some other links:
- The homepage of the Electronic
- Archives (and current issue) of the
the EFF newsletter.
of Michael Froomkin
- Electronic Privacy Information
Center. (may be currently down) .
- The League for Programming
Freedom. They oppose software patents and user interface
copyrights. Newsletters, membership information and their
Sterling's texts on the net, includes articles, The Hacker
Crackdown, Speeches, etc.
- Also his
to the Hacker Crackdown.
of the Steve Jackson case, written by one of his attorneys.
- The Privacy Rights
Clearinghouse, with tips and information for the public on
technological threats to personal privacy.
Houses on the Information Highway. Has an excellent list of
documents and organizations related to Privacy.
- RSA Data Security, Inc.'s
States Privacy Council. Not their website, just some
information about them.
- An archive of the
- WIRED magazine
index of Privacy Resources. Lots of stuff, information on
legislation, articles from Wired, responses from people involved
in the debate. Homepage of Lance Hoffman, author of that book
you're using. He is apparently the chair of George Washington
University's Institute for Computer and Telecommunication Systems.
- The home page of an
class 6.805/STS085: Readings on Computer Communications and
Freedom of Expression
- Jinsong Hu's attorney, Anita Susan Brenner, maintains in
on law and the net.
of computer crime info from CPSR
- An article on
Right to Privacy in the Age of Telecommunication
- As evidence that papers sometimes take on a life of their own,
here is a webbed
article on the
interstate transportation of stolen property issue by one of
my Chicago students.
and the National Resource Council: The Role of Private Groups
in Public Policy, by Kenneth W. Dam
- Sex, Laws and
- Computers and academic freedom
archive, including computer
- A Microsoft page on
computer security on
all Supreme Court cases since 1937.
- A search page for
US Case Law.
This Year's Current Interest
CDA and Porn on the Net
- News article on the case of
Baker, who was arrested for posting a sexually explicit story
whose victim had the name of one of his female classmates.
- An extensive
on the Rimm Study of online pornography--which, according to
whom you believe, was or was not a scam.
- Some information on the
legal status of the
communications decency act--which was arguably a result of the
Communications Law Journal should have: The Legislative
History of Senator Exon's Communications Decency Act: Regulating
Barbarians on the Information Superhighway
- The full text of the government's
Supreme Court brief in
defense of the CDA.
- The Computer
Decency Act and a recent constitutional challenge to it.
in support of the CDA.
- Loving v
Boren is a recent case upholding the Universityof Oklahoma's
restrictions on access to certain newsgroups.
- The ACLU's
Reno v ACLU.
- A Reno v. ACLU
brief filed by NY attorney Jamie Stecher on behalf of Jon
Lebkowsky and Site Specific Inc.
- An amicus
brief filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- The final Department of Justice
in ACLU v Reno--the CDA case.
arguments in ACLU v Reno.
- Cybersitter is using legal threats to try to keep secret the
list of sites that it bans. Some of the threats are aimed at an 18
year old college student and his
Links to Recent Computer Crime Info
Last Year's Current Interest links:
- A good summary of the final version of the digital wiretap
bill can be found at
- For Yahoo's index of material on security and encryption
issues, go to
- The case for Clipper is at:
- Minnesota sets out to police the Internet -- all of it. Read
about it at
- A new online computer law journal is at
- Verisign's project to provide the world with digital
signatures is at
Annoy.com (which in
addition to being frivolous is suing Janet Reno to challenge the
constitutionality of the CDA).
Among these images is a print of Manet's
When this now famous nude was unveiled in 1863, it caused an outrage
because of its blatant sexuality. (From Carl Kadie's FAQ on school
policies re internet pornography). (Unfortunately, all you get is a
small greyscale version).
on shrink-wrap licenses.
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