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Clay Williams's picture

From Midwinter--Barbara attended the Legislative update and here are the pertinent points



  • Government surveillance
  • Net Neutrality
  • Copyright (DMCA exceptions, Register of Copyrights Office)
  • Privacy (Email privacy, Executive order 12333)
  • HEA reauthorization





  • Marakesh Treaty (part of copyright?)
  • De-funding Concerns (NEH, NIH) 
  • Data collection and dissemination (NCES,  EPA, etc.)

Here's an article:  Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies  (from Politico, 01/24/17, cited in The Chronicle 2/2/2017)

"Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency...."

The steps to mute federal employees — seen to varying degrees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human Services — are sparking early fears of a broader crackdown across the government, as Trump vows to pursue an agenda sharply at odds with his predecessor."

  • Campus Carry Laws / CDC research on gun violence