"Cyberspace must be free!"




07-25-02 -- In Legal First, ACLU Sues Over New Copyright Law: Says Blocking Program Lists Should Be Revealed

07-18-02 -- ACLU Challenges Arizona Law That Censors Anti-Death Penalty Web Sites

07-10-02 -- ACLU Warns of Threat to Online Free Speech From Cable Monopolies

05-31-02 -- Federal Court Rejects Government Censorship in Libraries, Citing Free Speech Rights of Patrons



10-01-02 -- In Legal First, ACLU Asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Protect Anonymous Online Speakers from Legal Intimidation

07-11-02 -- Privacy Groups Demand Protection of Users’ Anonymity Online

06-19-02 -- Washington Post Online chat on government Internet surveillance with Barry Steinhardt

05-30-02 -- ACLU Says Rewriting of Domestic Spying Restrictions Gives FBI New Powers Despite Growing Evidence of Analytical Failures

04-18-02 -- ACLU Recommends Modifications to Cyber-Crime Bill, Changes Would Protect Privacy Rights of Internet Users

In the Courts

Pending Litigation

ACLU v. Nopalitano
Challenge to Arizona's Internet Censorship Law
ACLU preliminary injunction brief

Ashcroft v. ACLU
Challenge to Congress's second Internet censorship law
Web feature

CCADP v. Stewart
Challenge to Arizona ban on Internet prisoner information
Press release
ACLU's legal complaint
ACLU's letter to the Arizona Dept. of Corrections

Edelman v. N2H2 Inc.
Suit to protect censorware research from DMCA
Web feature

Melvin v. Doe
Challenging frivolous breaches of online anonymity
Appeal to Superior Court
Press release on appeal (02-26-01)

Motion to quash subpoena
ACLU Brief
Press release on trial court decision (11-15-00)

AOL Amicus brief

Multnomah County Public Library v. U.S.
Challenge to library Web blocking law
Web feature

Zieper v. Metzinger
Defending film's Web site shut down by FBI
ACLU complaint

Amicus filings

DVDCCA v. Bunner
Defending reposter of DVD-cracking software
ACLU brief

Intel v. Hamidi
Disputing claim that unwanted e-mails are trespass
Press release on Amicus filing (05-12-00)
ACLU brief

Mathis v. Cannon
Challenging use of Georgia defamation law to quelch online criticism
ACLU brief

Taubman v. Webfeats
Defending right to use trademarks on "gripe" sites
Press release (05-06-02)
ACLU brief

Yahoo v. La Ligue Contre le Racisme et L'antisemitisme
Defending non-enforceability of French anti-Nazi law
Press release (05-06-02)
ACLU brief

Closed Cases



New!  ACLU sues over DMCA copyright law --The ACLU has filed suit to defend the right of an Internet researcher to reverse engineer Internet censorware programs and publish the results.

Cyberliberties In the 107th Congress

Take Action -- Read about current cyberliberties legislation and send a FREE FAX to your Members of Congress.

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Be Informed -- Read background information on cyberliberties legislation from the ACLU's In Congress Archives.


How Monopoly Control of the Internet Threatens Free Speech

8 Reasons to Reject the International Cybercrime Treaty

Audio Special: "Cleanspeak: A Look at Web Censorship" Debate

Privacy and Encryption
Online privacy, Encryption, and related free speech issues.

Online Censorship in the States

The ACLU Issues Second In Series of Reports on Internet Censorship:Censorship In a Box

ACLU Issues Report on Software Filtering/Blocking:
Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?

Offsite Resources

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