A Publisher's Responsibility
Dateline: 11/20/97 - A recent court ruling determined that the the publisher of a manual for contract killers is not shielded by the First Amendment.
Banned in the Media
A Reference Guide to Censorship in the Press,
Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Internet
Judging a Book by its Cover
Why a California court decided that book-jacket copy is not protected by the first amendment.
What is Libel?
A non-lawyer's explanation of an issue too few first-time non-fiction publishers think about.
A Case of Misrepresentation
Covenant Syndicate argues that the ALA and 'banned book' activists, by actively denouncing the concerns of teachers, librarians and parents about what children read, are infringing on their freedom of speech. An interesting counter-point to the debate.
A Chronicle of Freedom of Expression in Canada
A chronological listing of challenges to free speech in Canada.
ACLU Banned Books Week
A look at censorship and banned books from the ACLU. You'll find some intersting tidbits here including a multiple choice quiz that's harder than it looks
Banned Book and Censorship: Information & Resources
This page in support of the right to read is provided by Loyola University Chicago Libraries, an interesting essay with many useful links throughout.
Banned Book List
An annotated list of books that have been censored, banned or challenged.
Banned Books Bookstore
An online bookstore featuring thought-provoking and controversial titles.
Banned Books On-Line
Information about and links to texts that have been banned or burned for their content.
BookWire's Banned Books Week Website
A great site with author interviews, essays, message boards and more. You'll find much more here than at the official ALA site.
Some thoughts on censorship by J. M. Coetzee, from the introduction of Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship published by University of Chicago Press.
The ALA's Banned Books Week Website
Generally a sales pitch for their event, and their Banned Books Resource Kit but not a bad place to start your search.
The Banned Book Page
Scott Campbell, a student at Glenwood High School in Illinois maintains this site of curiously banned books, and seems as perplexed by the logic behind the banning as the rest of us.
The Censorship Pages
Information about the freedom of speech and of the press in reference to the written word from Books A to Z.
The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990s
A list of the 50 books most frequently challenged in schools and libraries between 1990 and 1992.
Tools for Fighting the Censors in your Community
Sample letters to schools, libraries and bookstore managers, and a 'report a challenged book' link from the ACLU.