Communications & Government Information Policy Wednesday, 15 April 2009

  • AARNET (Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee) (AU)
    • Policy on Allowed Access to the Internet via AARNet Members
    • Revised Policy on Allowed Access to AARNet (Provision of Carriage Services)- 1998 (no longer active August 09)
    • AARNet Access: Frequently Asked Questions - responses by George McLaughlin, AARNet Manager, Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee. (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Architecture For Access To Government Information Report of the IMSC -Technical Group (Information Management Steering Committee. Technical Group) (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • ATUG summary of post-July '97 Telecommunications legislation (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Australia's telecommunications regulatory regime (Department of Communications and the Arts) (AU)  (no longer active August 09)
  • Building the Information Society: Moving Canada into the 21st Century (Information Highway Advisory Council Secretariat, Industry Canada) (no longer active August 09)
  • CAUDIT Code of Practice Relating to Content That May Infringe Censorship Laws: a CAUDIT Starting Point for Universities. (Committee of Australian University Directors of Information Technology) (AU)  (no longer active August 09)
  • Caught in a Web - Australian Government network policy, by Tony Barry. (no longer active August 09)
  • Censorship Alert - STOP! Campaign - to stop Australian Net censorship legislation (Electronic Frontiers Australia)
  • The CNI Program on Authentication, Authorization and Access Management (Coalition for Networked Information) (US)
  • Communications Decency Act (US)
  • Community Architecture for Network Information Systems (CANIS) - an industrial R&D lab. Its mission is to invent the future of the Net, by building large-scale prototypes with real users of fundamentally new technology for global information infrastructure. The focus is on architectures to support analysis of information by communities of users. (University of Illinois) (US) 
  • Computer Network Security - JISC Senior Management Briefing Paper 1 ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK) (no longer active August 09)
  • Digital Signature Initiative - seeks to create a general standard for signing digital documents. (W3C)
  • Federal Communications Commission. News media information 202 / 418-0500 Digital Tornado: The Internet and Telecommunications Policy: FCC Staff Working Paper on Internet Policy. The paper is available on the FCC World Wide Web site, http://www.fcc.gov/ The file is available for online viewing in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format at http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OPP/working_papers/oppwp29.pdf, or for downloading in WordPerfect format at http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OPP/working_papers/oppwp29.wp (380Kb, 102pp) (US)
  • Education Broadband Strategy - Issues Paper (by The Open Learning Technology Corporation Limited (OLTC) at the request of the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) - Responses are due by 23 February 1996) (7/2/96)  (no longer active August 09)
  • The Electronic Delivery of Government Services (UK Cabinet Office) (no longer active August 09)
  • Framework & Strategies for Information Technology in the Commonwealth of Australia - Exposure Draft (Office of Government Information Technology and the Government Information Services Policy Board) - Comments due 31 March 1996 (no longer active August 09)
  • Free speech wins in court: 3-0! The case to challenge the Communications Decency Act. | Text of decision. (Voters Telecommunications Watch) (US)  (no longer active August 09)
  • "The Global Information Economy - The Way Ahead" - the Goldsworthy Report (Information Industries Task Force) (AU)  (no longer active August 09)
  • British Columbia. Task Force on Government Internet and Intranet Standards. Government use of the Internet : Task Force interim report / submitted to the Chief Information Officer. July 1996. (CA) (no longer active August 09)
  • Australian Computer Society Guide to Australian Internet Regulation Inquiries (no longer active August 09)
  • Implementation of JANET authentication and encryption services by Andrew Young (I.T. Institute, University of Salford) This report is © 1997 JISC (UK)
  • Improving Electronic Document Management: Guidelines For Australian Government Agencies (Prepared By The IESC's Electronic Data Management Subcommittee) ISBN 0 644 35724 X (no longer active August 09)
  • Privacy Commissioner - Information Privacy in Australia: A National Scheme for Fair Information Practices in the Private Sector (AU)
  • Information Society: Agenda for Action in the UK: Report [of the] Select Committee on Science and Technology, House of Lords Session 1995-96,5th Report. Ordered to be printed 23 July 1996 LONDON : HMSO (HL Paper 77)
  • Australian Broadcasting Authority. Investigation into the Content of On-line Services Issues Paper, December 1995.  (no longer active August 09) (Comments on the issues raised in ABA's paper should be received by Friday 16 February 1996)
    • Petition to the Australian Broadcasting Authority in the matter of the Investigation into the Content of On-Line Services. ( drafted by: Marjorie N. Wisby wisby@ultra.net.au) (no longer active August 09)
    • Submission by the Economic Legal and Social Implications Committee of the Community Affairs Board of the Australian Computer Society Inc to the Australian Broadcasting Authority Investigation into the Content of On-Line Services (21/2/96)
    • (ACLIS) Australian Council of Libraries and Information Services Submission in Response to the ABA Issues Paper on Content of On-line Services
    • Australian Consumers' Association Submission to the Australian Broadcasting Authority's Investigation into the Content of On-line Services. (no longer active August 09)
    • Submission by the University of Canberra (Lois Jennings, Manager, Information Services Division and Librarian)
  • JANET Connection Policy - JISC Senior Management Briefing Paper 2 ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK) (no longer active August 09)
  • Linking People to the Global Networked Society (report in pdf format) -- Evaluation of the OnLine at PA Libraries Project: Public Access to the Internet Through Public Libraries" by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot - report on the impact of the Internet in Pennsylvania public libraries- October 15, 1997. (US)
  • The final draft of 'Management of Government Information as a National Strategic Resource',the preliminary report of the Information Management Steering Committee on information management in the Commonwealth government has been released for public comment and feedbackas from 21 October. (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Next Generation Internet (NGI) Initiative - Draft Concept Paper 08 Apr 97 version.- US National Coordination Office for Computing, Information, and Communications (no longer active August 09)
  • "A New Information Industries Strategy for the Nation" A Submission from the Australian Computer Society to the Information Industries Taskforce: Strategic Concept: A Co-operative Industry Development Program to exploit the convergence of Services, Communications, Information and Technologies (SCIT). (no longer active August 09)
  • Principles For A Regulatory Framework For On-Line Services In The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 Comments on the principles for Commonwealth legislation by 8 August 1997 (Department of Communications and the Arts.) (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • The protection of minors and human dignity in audiovisual and information services: Labelling, rating and filtering systems on the Internet - FORUM. European Union DG10 (EU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Public Library Internet Access Policies (Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon ) (US) (no longer active August 09)
  • Putting Australia on the New Silk Road: The Role of Trade Policy in Advancing Electronic Commerce - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - September 1997 (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Regulating the (Australian) Net: a summary by Roger Clarke
  • Report on Regulation of Computer On-Line Services, Part 3. - The Senate. Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies. June 1997 (AU)
  • rural®ional.au/ for all: Report of Working Party Investigating the Development of Online Infrastructure and Services Development in Regional and Rural Australia (Information Policy Advisory Council (IPAC)) (no longer active August 09)
  • Senate Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies Report on Regulation of Computer On-Line Services Part 2 November 1995
  • Technologies to Support Authentication in Higher Education, by A. Young, I.T.Institute, University of Salford, P.T. Kirstein, Department of Computer Science, University College London, A. Ibbetson, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent at Canterbury. A Study for the UK Joint Information Systems Committee August 21th, 1996 (UK)
  • Telecommunications Act 1997.  Determination under subsection 51(1) ".... determine that section 42 of the Act does not apply in relation to:  (a) a network unit owned by an eligible tertiary education institution if ...." (AU) (no longer active August 09)
  • Telecommunications Act 1997. Determination under subsection 95(1) ".... determine that subsection 87(1) of the Act does not apply in relation to: (a) a carriage service supplied by an eligible tertiary education institution ...." (no longer active August 09)
  • The Unpredictable Certainty: Information Infrastructure Through 2000: Introduction and Summary, by NII 2000 Steering Committee, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board , Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications , National Research Council. National Academy Press , Washington, D.C. 1996 (no longer active August 09)
  • User authentication and authorization in a networked library environment alliance issues: white paper by George Machovec, Technical Coordinator, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries November 1997  (no longer active August 09)
  • Web Security, by Andrew Cormack (University of Wales, Cardiff , January 1997) (UK) (no longer active August 09)
  • W3C Security Resources (The WWW Consortium)
  • What if Telstra is Privatised? Report of Workshop 15 Discussion at the CIRCIT conference Shaping the Superhighway: Vision to Reality 28 & 29 September, 1995, by Dianne Northfield. (no longer active August 09)
  • A White Paper on Authentication and Access Management Issues in Cross-organizational Use of Networked Information Resources  Clifford Lynch, editor - Coalition for Networked Information (Revised Discussion Draft of April 14, 1998)  (US)
  • 'Who Watches the Watchmen: Internet Content Rating Systems, and Privatised Censorship': Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) Report. (UK) (no longer active August 09)