A new survey of college instructors reveals how the debate over trigger warnings is playing out in classrooms.
In comments filed with the a House subcommittee, NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin argued that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has offered poor guidance to institutions concerning harassment and civil rights law—leaving institutions vulnerable to costly investigations and possible litigation.
College students enjoy First Amendment protections for their online and off-campus speech. On November 24 2014, NCAC co-signed an amicus brief defending a nursing student who was expelled from school due to some charged but ultimately innocuous comments he made on Facebook.
The Free Expression Policy Project undertook a survey of 25 online service providers to learn how they handle notices asking them to remove material that the sender alleges violates her copyright or trademark rights. These notices typically take the form of either “cease and desist” letters or takedown notices sent in accordance with § 512 of the Copyright Act. We wanted to learn whether service providers, including educational institutions, consider their users’ free speech interests in the course of responding to copyright and trademark owners’ complaints; and if so, how they act on those considerations. We also wanted to know how well the takedown process is working for service providers, for users, and for copyright owners.
A public policy report from the Free Expression Project (FEPP), published in 2007.
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.