This resource is intended to prepare school educators and librarians to talk about and respond to challenges aimed at materials by, for, or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth.
An NCAC report that examines the way software programs and products filter out content. The publication is intended for policymakers and the general public as the grapple with the impact restrictive internet filters can have on freedom of expression and research.
A resource guide for public librarians seeking to take advantage of the benefits of technology for their communities without sacrificing free speech and inquiry.
These NCAC guidelines, produced in conjunction with the American Library Association and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, are intended to help in the collection development of comic books; categorizing and shelving graphic novels; and handling complaints.
The Internet offers unprecedented possibilities for human creativity, global communication, and access to information. Yet digital technology also invites new forms of information enclosure. In the last decade, mass media companies have developed methods of control that undermine the public’s traditional rights to use, share, and reproduce information and ideas. These technologies, combined with dramatic consolidation in the media industry and new laws that increase its control over intellectual products, threaten to undermine the political discourse, free speech, and creativity needed for a healthy democracy.
A public policy report from the Free Expression Project (FEPP), published in 2004.
Every new technology brings with it both excitement and anxiety. No sooner was the Internet upon us in the 1990s than anxiety arose over the ease of accessing pornography and other controversial content. In response, entrepreneurs soon developed filtering products. By the end of the decade, a new industry had emerged to create and market Internet filters.
A public policy report from the Free Expression Project (FEPP), published in 2006.