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Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The Bill of Rights

Right now, there is little ability to censor the internet. Some people like it that way, and others are fighting to change that. While many pages are out there on this issue, each of the major sides have a "Ribbon Campaign". I haven't found a "Ribbon Campaign" for the pro-censorship side of the issue yet. If you know of one, please e-mail me.

Here are the "Ribbon Champaigns" about internet censorship.
Free Speech Online Blue Ribbon Campaign
As of Sunday, September 16, 1996, this site was the sixth most frequently linked to site on the Web. It is successfully educating the mass public on our right to free speech and how to preserve it. A tasteful site.
Green Ribbon Campaign for Responsibility in Free Speech
As the middle grounds for this issue, the campaign asks for us to take responsibility for our actions. Done in a tasteful manner, this site is a good resource about how free speech affects others around us and how not to abuse our right.

The Constitution of the United States

Searchable and divided into the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) and other Amendments to the Constitution (Amendments 11-27).

Beyond Free Speech

Beyond Free Speech Open your eyes before they shut your mouth! Those who say it can not be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it. You can and should shape your own future; if you don't someone else surely will!

FCC v. Pacifica Foundation

The case that defined indecency, complete with a number of examples of words that are "patently indecent". Provided by Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Reno v. ACLU: The Appeal

The American Civil Liberties Union has posted the transcripts and other information about the case. The Court released its decision, a victory for free speech. This link is to a summary of the case at the ACLU site with lilnks to other resource pages..

Telecommunications Act of 1996

The law that caused the debate on free speech on-line.

The fight for online free speech goes now to the Supreme Court. DEAD LINK, no alternative found.

"Follow the link to read about our victory and the road ahead of us." I just thought you might be interested in this site presented by the Voters Telecommunications Watch.

Oyez Oyez Oyez: A Supreme Court WWW Resource

An Index of Available Cases by Party, Subject, and Date decided.


Peacefire was created in August 1996 to represent students' and minors' interests in the debate over freedom of speech on the Internet.

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