|From:||"Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.mankato.msus.edu>|
|Subject:||Put Blue Ribbons on Your Web Pages|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Feb 1996 00:23:51 -0600 (CST)|
As many of you may be aware, the Communications Decency Act, also known as
the "Internet Censorship Bill" will be signed into law next week. This
will make it illegal and subject to heavy fines and jail terms to say
anything "indecent" on the internet, dispite the fact that there is no
legal definition of what "indecency" actually is.
Basicly, they have reduced the intellectual level of the Internet to that
of a 12 year old, eliminating legitimate academic discussion as well as
the basic idea of free speech.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org) is organizing The
Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Freedom of Speech, Press and
Association. As part of this campain, the EFF is encouraging everyone to
put graphics of blue ribbons on to their home pages.
To this end, I encourage everyone to take a moment to connect to the
EFF's Blue Ribbon home page (http://www.eff.org/blueribbon.html) and
download a graphic of your favorite ribbion (or steal one from my
pages). Then, slap it into your own pages, perhaps making it a link to
http://www.eff.org/blueribbon.html as well so others can follow it.
It's a simple way to show your solidarity in the fight to retain some
basic Constitutional freedoms.
If you have questions, just let me know.
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