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Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

"Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities." Sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco and University of Maine law school clinics, the Clearinghouse offers several categories of information. These include copyright and the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act), Linking, Patent and Trademark. In addition, a searchable database of Cease and Desist notices to Internet users is being developed.

Glossary of the Geek

This online glossary provides definitions to commonly used Internet terms, as well as links to the history of the Internet, and other useful information.

Internet 101

"Internet 101 was created for those who want to know just the basics. This guide will provide you with enough knowledge to have fun on the Internet, yet will not bore you with too many details."

Internet Glossaries

A collection of Internet and computer glossaries from

Learn the Internet

This entry-level tutorial from the Computers and Technology section of the Web site of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provides basic information on browsing. The tutorial uses pictures from the screen and video clips to help illustrate points about Internet addresses, printing, finding things, title bars and more. Other topics to be added later include searching, e-mail and multimedia

This site offers information "about the Internet compiled from the Internet" by the company that includes facts about domains, the Web, e-commerce and technology. Reports are available in .pdf format on each of these topics, as well as a glossary. The Bunk Stops Here

"That story that your brother-in-law just sent to you and forty other people sounds true... Put it to the test here. Take a couple key words from the message, paste or type them into one of the boxes below, and press the Enter key on your keyboard."

Top 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

Privacy on the Internet is a growing concern. This site, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, provides tips and links to help users preserve their online privacy. Subjects covered include Web security, home computer security and privacy policies of online shopping sites.

Walt Howe's Internet Learning Center

"The Internet Learning Center is my effort to provide a place to learn about the web and the Internet and to provide resources for both learners and trainers."

Web Developer's Virtual Library

This site provides both feature articles on web technology as well as an extensive illustrated encyclopedia, tutorials, links, etc. Novices as well as professional web developers will find an assortment of helpful resources. This site is searchable.