Free Speech in Cyberspace - Live Webcast

This webcast provides a brief overview of several novel and emerging dimensions of free expression in digital communications: how the Supreme Court has dealt with Internet speech under the First Amendment, problems posed by the content of web pages on university servers, the emerging challenge of "invasive" sites like Juicycampus.com, the largely fruitless quest for legal relief by victims of cyberattacks (including the challenge of "unmasking" anonymous critics), and the status of "sexually explicit" material on college and university servers. | 0 Comments


The meek shall inherit the web

THE World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body that leads the development of technical standards for the web, usually concerns itself with nerdy matters such as extensible mark-up languages and cascading style sheets. So the new interest group it launched in May is rather unusual. It will focus on the use of the mobile web for social development-the sort of vague concept that techie types tend to avoid, because it is more than simply a technical matter of codes and protocols. Why is the W3C interested in it? | 0 Comments


Anti-Fraternity E-mail Message Was Prankster's, Not Chancellor's

A prankster sent an e-mail message criticizing fraternities and sororities to every account at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Labor Day, leaving administrators scrambling to convince students and professors that the university's network is secure. To add to the confusion, the message appeared to have been sent by the university's chancellor. | 0 Comments

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