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<h2>Freedom of Speech, Press, and Association on the Internet</h2>

  The Free Software Foundation supports the freedoms of speech, press, and
  association on the Internet.  Please check out:

  <li>The <a href="http://www.ciec.org/"> Citizens
    Internet Empowerment Coalition</a> at the Wayback Machine (archived April
    24, 1999) came together to oppose Congress' first attempt to regulate
    material published on the Internet, the Communications Decency Act, which
    the U.S. Supreme Court found unconstitutional on June 26, 1997. Their site
    is being preserved as a resource on the landmark CDA case.

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  <li>The July 09, 1998 -->
    The <a href="http://www.vtw.org/">Voters
    Telecommunications Watch</a> at the Wayback Machine (archived July 09,
    1998) and their excellent announcement electronic mailing list.</li>

    <a href="/philosophy/censoring-emacs.html">Censoring GNU Emacs</a>
    describes how the Communications Decency Act required the GNU
    Project to censor GNU Emacs—and how this paradoxically had
    the opposite of the effect that the censors wanted.

    <a href="http://www.factnet.org/">F.A.C.T.Net Inc.</a>
    is a non-profit Internet digest, news service, library, dialogue
    center, and archive dedicated to the promotion and defense of
    international free thought, free speech, and privacy rights.

    The <a href="http://www.eff.org/blueribbon.html">Blue Ribbon Campaign</a>
    for Online Freedom of Speech, Press and Association.

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  <li>You December 01, 2001 -->
    You can read <a href="http://www.vtw.org/speech/index.html#decision">the
    June 1996 appeals court decision</a> at the Wayback Machine (archived
    December 01, 2001) rejecting censorship of the Internet. But remember, this
    decision is <em>not</em> final! First, the Supreme Court will agree or
    disagree; then Congress gets a chance to look for another method of

  <li><a href="/philosophy/savingeurope.html">Saving Europe from Software Patents</a></li>

    <a href="/links/links.html#FreedomOrganizations">Organizations</a>
    that work for freedom in computer development and electronic

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