"Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas."—Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A, The American Library Association
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers">—Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaraion of Human Rights
American Library Association Library Bill of Rights
Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
American Library Association Code of Ethics
American Library Association Freedom to Read Statement
Computer/Cyberspace Law (Washburn University School of Law)
The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
Bibliography, important cases, history of cyberlaw, and additional useful links.
ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom
Office of Intellectual Freedom, Protecting the Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Publications, Intellectual Freedom in the News
Virginia Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee
Of note are Current Events, Resource Guide, and related Web Sites links.
FamiliesConnect is a website created for parents and children to use together. It offers families (parents, kids, grandfathers, aunts, cousins - everyone) an opportunity to learn about the Internet and use it together. Learn about filtering/parental control software. Learn how to evaluate your family's library. Take an introduction to the internet online course for families. Top Ten Internet Sites for Families.
For Parents and
Sites to assist parents: Literature and Reading, Parenting Information, Home Schooling, and Exploring the Internet.