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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:

    The <a href="http://www.ciec.org/"> Citizens Internet Empowerment
    Coalition</a> 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 <a href="http://www.vtw.org/">Voters Telecommunications Watch</a>
       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 can read <a href="http://www.vtw.org/speech/index.html#decision">the
       June 1996 appeals court decision</a>
       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 censorship.</li>

  <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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