ISPs and libraries stake their ground as the boundaries of free speech online are drawn in court. As Prodigy claims victory against a libel charge and a California library fights to provide unfettered Internet access, it becomes increasingly clear that First Amendment rights in cyberspace will be part of the legal landscape for years to come.
Prodigy off libel suit hook
ISPs are passive carriers akin to telephone companies and are not responsible for defamatory email messages, a New York appeals court rules.
Library Net access under renewed attack
Civil liberties online--the year that was