Peace in Cyberspace: [originating site now gone] Cyberspace consists
mostly of words. Without facial expressions or vocal inflections to make our meaning
clear to others, misunderstandings can happen easily. One gentleman noticed words
that can hurt others (including racial slurs) were appearing all too frequently in
certain venues. This campaign is his response.
Age of Reason: Formerly known as Seniorsnet,
this site features a vast array of links that are of particular interest to folks
Online Privacy Campaign: A link to Electronic
Frontiers Georgia, with details of their efforts in regard to a bit of
Georgia legislation that's come to be known as the Internet Police Law, plus other legislation now pending, the Digital Signature Law.
AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
Campaign: A link to the Sumeria site's collection of writings on why HIV may
not be the cause of AIDS after all. Even if you've been blessed never to have had
anyone you know touched by AIDS-related matters, this is important information you
want to know about.
Responsibility in Free Speech
: A campaign started by Zondervan, the largest Christian publishing house, who, while
supporting freedom of speech, became concerned with the amount of graphic and explicit
language in cyberspace where anyone old enough to power-up a computer might stumble
Free Speech Online: Electronic Frontier
Foundation's campaign in support of continued "freedom of the airwaves"
in cyberspace, without which, information you might need (including material that
could benefit your own health or the health of a loved one) might vanish from Internet.
To ease the load on EFF's servers, this link connects to a different but kindred
site, Voters Telecommunications Watch. Visit this site to keep informed on what's happening with the Communications Decency Act in different States. New York had passed such a law, for example -- recently tossed out by a Supreme Court decision -- which criminalized expression online that is currently legal in print; and Georgia sought to pass a law, currently halted by a preliminary injunction, to criminalize anonymity and the use of pseudonyms on the Internet. What's wrong with this picture...?
Most recent revision: May 27, 2000
by Jeff Gordon All Rights Reserved, without Prejudice.
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