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A selection of books, articles, and websites

29 July 2010


Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace; edited by Ronald Deibert ... [et al.]. Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press, c2010.

Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering; edited by Ronald Deibert ... [et al.]. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China. “Google and Internet Control in China: A Nexus Between Human Rights and Trade?” March 24, 2010

Finkelstein, David M., Maryanne Kivlehan-Wise, and Kristen Gunness, eds. The Chinese Media System: Continuity, Chaos, and Change. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2007.

Freedom House. Freedom of the Net: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media. Washington, DC: Freedom House [2009].

Jacobson, George V. [and Patricia M. Figliola]. Cybersecurity, Botnets, and Cyberterrorism. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009.

Lessig, Lawrence. Code 2.0. 2d ed. [New York]: SoHo Books; distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 License, 2006.

Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. New York: Penguin, 2004.

McCaffrey, Paul, ed. The News and Its Future. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 2010.

Perelman, Michael. Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property Rights and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Portela, Irene Maria and Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, eds. Information Communication Technology Law, Protection, and Access Rights: Global Approaches and Issues. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, 2010.

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents, Reporters Without Borders, 2008.

Sell, Susan K. Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University, 2003.

Stein, Richard J., ed. Internet Safety, Vol. 81. New York: H.W. Wilson, 2009.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations. The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, February 15, 2006. Washington:

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law. Global Internet Freedom: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law; hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 110th Congress, 2d session, May 20, 2008. Washington.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity. New York: New York University, 2003.

Zittrain, Jonathan L. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven [CT]: Yale University Press, 2008.

Reports and Articles

Anderson, Janna and Lee Rainie. Future of the InternetIV Pew Center for Internet and American Life, Feb 19, 2010.

Bandurski, David. “China’s Guerrilla War for the Web,” Far Eastern Economic Review, vol. 171, no. 6 (July/August 2008): pp. 41-44.

Calingaert, Daniel. “Authoritarianism vs. the Internet,” Policy Review, no. 160 (April and May 2010)

Carlson, Matt. “Order Versus Access: News Search Engines and the Challenge to Traditional Journalistic Roles,” Media, Culture and Society, v.29 (November 2007): pp. 1014-1030.

Clinton, Hillary Rodham, Secretary of State, Remarks on Internet Freedom, Washington, DC January 21, 2010

Freedom House. Freedom of the Press Index 2009

Frenkel, Karen A. “The Wisdom of the Hive: Is the Web a Threat to Creativity and Cultural Values? One Cyber Pioneer Thinks So,” Scientific American, February 16, 2010.

International Telecommunications Union. “The World in 2009: ICT Facts and Figures”
“Measuring the Information Society 2010”

Internet World Stats

Karlekar, Karin Deutsch and Sarah G. Cook. “Access and Control: A Growing Diversity of Threats to Internet Freedom,” Special Reports Section, Freedom House.

Posner, Michael H., Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, “Briefing on Internet Freedom and 21st Century Statecraft,” Washington, D.C., January 22, 2010.

Reporters Without Borders. “Predators of the Press”

U.S. Department of State. “2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” Washington, D.C. March 11, 2010.

FigliolaPatricia M., Kennon H. Nakamura, Casey L. Addis [and] Thomas Lum.U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology, Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 2010.

World Summit on the Information Society. “Tunis Commitment,” Tunis, Tunisia, November 18, 2005.

Wu, Tim. “The World Trade Law of Censorship and Internet Filtering,” Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 7, no. 1 (Summer 2006): pp. 263-287.


U.S. Government

Internet Freedom: Free Expression in the Digital Age

National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Internet Policy Task Force

U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP)

U.S. Department of Justice
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)

U.S. Office of the United States Trade Representative
Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation (IPN)

International Organizations

Freedom House

Global Network Initiative (GNI)

Reporters Without Borders (Rapporteurs Sans Frontieres)

World Intellectual Property Organization

World Trade Organization
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

Associations and Trade Organizations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Library Association (ALA)
Office of Intellectual Freedom

Business Software Alliance

International Intellectual Property Alliance

Educational Institutions

Duke University Law School
Center for the Study of the Public Domain
Comic book “Bound by Law”

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Harvard University Law School
Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Internet World Stats
This Web site provides data on world Internet Usage, population statistics and Internet market research data.

Stanford University
Copyright and Fair Use

University of Maryland
Center for Intellectual Property

University of Washington School of Law
Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP)


Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property(2007)
Running time: 60 minutes
Director: Jeremy Smith
Summary: Documentary explores the battles being waged in courts, classrooms, museums, film studios, and the Internet over control of cultural commons.

I Am the Media (2010)
Running time: 56 minutes
Director: Benjamin Rassat
Summary: French film about bloggers and avid Internet users.

Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (2004)
Running time: 68 minutes
Director: Nonny de la Pena
Summary: This documentary investigates the ways in which the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants have been rolled back since the 2001 terrorist attacks and the passage of subsequent anti-terrorism laws.

This article appears in the “Defining Internet Freedom” issue of eJournal USA.