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The information on this page presents organizations, causes and campaigns which I support through my website as part of my advocacy efforts.

These are divided between two pages.

In alphabetical order these are:

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AORTAL - The Anti-portalAORTAL -The Anti-portal   

ACAP: Artists' Coalition Against PiracyACAP: Artists' Coalition Against Piracy   

ACLU's Arrest the Racism CampaignACLU's Arrest the Racism Campaign  

ACLU's Defend Your Data CampaignACLU's Defend Your Data Campaign  

Any Browser CampaignAny Browser Campaign  

Are You Polite?Are You Polite?   

ASAP: A Stand Against Pop-under advertisingASAP: A Stand Against Pop-under advertising   

BigBrotherInside.comBigBrotherInside.com   

Blue Ribbon CampaignBlue Ribbon Campaign   

Burn All GIFsBurn All GIFs   

Buy Nothing DayBuy Nothing Day   

CAUCE: Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial EmailCAUCE: Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email   

Copy MonkeyCopy Monkey  

Crayon-Box.netCrayon-Box.net  

Cyber CrewCyber Crew   

Diva vs Goliath a. k. a. Microsoft Tries to Stomp On the Digital DivasDiva vs Goliath a. k. a. Microsoft Tries to Stomp On the Digital Divas  

DHMO.org: Dihydrogen Monoxide Research DivisionDHMO.org: Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division  

Don't Steal Bandwidth WebringDon't Steal Bandwidth Webring   

Eleventh Commandmenteleventh Commandment   

Faded TapestriesFaded Tapestries   

Fonts Anon~Fonts Anon~   

FREE: Forum for Responsible and Ethical EmailFRee: Forum for Responsible and ethical email   

FREE: Forum for Responsible and Ethical EmailFree State Project: Liberty in Our Lifetime   

Give Credit Where Credit is DueGive Credit Where Credit is Due   

Gray DayGray Day   

Grey DayGrey Day   

Independents DayIndependents Day   

Internet Addicts Association (IAA)Internet Free Zone   

IWA Pro-EthicsIWA Pro-ethics   

Just Say No to Unauthorized Digital CollectionsJust Say No to Unauthorized Digital Collections   

Keeping the Homefires Burning Candles Across America Campaign for US SoldiersKeeping the Homefires Burning Candles Across America Campaign for US Soldiers   

Libera ManifestoLibera Manifesto   

Look But Don't StealLook But Don't Steal   

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National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenNational Center for Missing & exploited Children   

Operation Just CauseOperation Just Cause   

PeacefirePeacefire   

POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day, February 1, 2002POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day, February 1, 2002   

Privacy PartnershipPrivacy Partnership   

R.I.G.H.T.S. for Artists: Redistribution In Graphics Has to StopR.I.G.H.T.S. for Artists: Redistribution In Graphics Has to Stop   

Redskin --- A Hate Word DefinedRedskin -A Hate Word Defined   

Respect ArtistsRespect Artists   

Salvation ArmySalvation Army   

Soul of the WebSoul of the Web   

Spam Recycling CenterSpam Recycling Center   

Spider AwarenessSpider Awareness   

Stop Internet PlagiarismStop Internet Plagiarism   

Stop PolicewareStop Policeware   

STOP: Stop The Online Plagiarism CampaignSTOP:  Stop The Online Plagiarism Campaign   

Stop the HateStop the Hate   

Take ResponsibilityTake Responsibility   

Web Accessibility InitiativeWeb Accessibility Initiative  

Web GuardWeb Guard   

Web Standards ProjectWeb Standards Project   

What is Copyright Protection?What is Copyright Protection?   

WIP: Web Interoperability PledgeWIP: Web Interoperability Pledge   

WIP: Web Interoperability PledgeWHOA: Working to Halt Online Abuse   

 

each organization's logo is linked to its website.

Within each page, the organizations are not actually displayed in alphabetical order.


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Web Guard

Web Guard

Web Guard is an organization (and a webring) of websites and web authors dedicated to two principles:

First, respect for other's original, copyrighted work.

Second, avoiding bandwidth theft.

(Bandwidth theft occurs when your website displays information from another site, instead of from a copy on your site.)

NB: In Nov 1999, the Mother of Web Guard, Shena Delian O'Brien found it necessary to step away from her role as manager and graciously permitted me to assume the sponsorship, hosting and management of the site and the Webring.

 

S. T. O. P.: Stop The Online Plagiarism Campaign

STOP: 
Stop The Online Plagiarism Campaign

The STOP campaign works to inform the public and provide some guidance regarding copyright and the internet. STOP wants to help preserve and protect the originality that exists throughout the web. STOP was created by an individual who was tired and sick of all the copyright infringement taking place over the internet. Plagiarism on the internet is not restricted to websites but also extends to email, ezines, newsgroups and bulletin boards. STOP aims to spread awareness on this topic and to aid individuals in preventing plagiarism. 

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing & exploited Children

In 1981, 6-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted in Florida. His desperate parents, John and Revé Walsh, came to Washington, DC, seeking help. Seeing different sites on their drive from the airport, Revé asked, "Where is the Children's Building?" The driver responded with a blank stare. There was no children's building, no help for searching parents, and no national response to the problem. This is the beginning...

The Walshes turned their anger into action. In 1984, John Walsh co-founded the private, nonprofit National Center for Missing & exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC serves as a focal point in providing assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC has worked on more than 73,000 cases of missing and exploited children, helped recover more than 48,000 children, and raised its recovery rate from 60 percent in the 1980s to 91 percent today, thereby gaining national and international recognition as "the" resource for missing and exploited children.

 

Does your site infringe on copyrights? Take responsibility.

Take Responsibility

This web campaign seeks to make web creators aware of the need to actively protect artist's rights. Sites that vacuum images and music from across the web (then post a statement offering to remove something if you ask) work against this principal. Web creators should take responsibility themselves for identifying the artist, crediting the artist and complying with other use requirements.

 

What is Copyright Protection?

What is Copyright Protection?

This campaign is an effort by an attorney and artist, Rebeca Delgado-Martinez Valette, to promote an understanding of copyright law and issues. Although she does not claim to be an expert on intellectual property law, her page is an excellent summary of copyright.

 

Stop Internet Plagiarism

Stop Internet Plagiarism

Sponsored by the Phenomenal Women of the Web organizations, this is another organization dedicated to stopping the theft of internet material, both graphics and original literary work (e.g., poetry).

 

Spider Awareness

Spider Awareness

This campaign by web artist Robyn A works to help other web professionals learn about spiders, what they are, and how they can be both used and misused.

 

Web Standards Project

The Web Standards Project (WSP or WaSP) exists to prevent the further fragmentation of the web, by persuading anyone and everyone who makes a browser to fully implement the suggested standards of the World Wide Web Consortium. The two dominant browser makers (Microsoft and Netscape) played a significant role in shaping these standards, yet do not yet fully support them.

 

Spam Recycling Center

Spam Recycling Center

You know that Internet experts tell you to never reply to a spam. A "remove" tells the spammer your email address is active and you will be spammed even more.

This is why ChooseYourMail.com , FRee. and CAUCE joined forces to create the Spam Recycling Center. Forward them your spam (and add your State in the Subject line) and they will, in turn, forward it to your representative and also to the anti-spam companies.

They also have an anti-spam petition you can sign.

 

WIP: Web Interoperability Pledge

WIP: Web Interoperability Pledge

The Web Interoperability Pledge (WIP) is a promise to adhere to current HTML standards as promulgated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).ZDNet AnchorDesk created WIP in 1997 in response to Microsoft and Netscape introducing separate, incompatible extensions into their browsers. It is a powerful way to convince vendors to adhere to open standards. By pledging to support only official standards, users take away the incentive for vendors to "cheat" by introducing proprietary extensions.

The WebMaster pledge is "I pledge to use only recommended HTML tags as defined by W3C." This site strives to abide by that pledge.

 

Web Accessibility Iniative

Web Accessibility Initiative

This project by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) seeks to to lead the Web to its full potential by promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), in coordination with organizations around the world, is pursuing accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work:

  • technology,
  • guidelines,
  • tools,
  • education and outreach, and
  • research & development.

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."

 — Tim Berners-Lee,
                W3C Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web

 

R.I.G.H.T.S. --- Redistribution In Graphics Has To Stop

R.I.G.H.T.S. --- Redistribution In Graphics Has To Stop

R.I.G.H.T.S. for Artists:
Redistribution In Graphics Has to Stop

R.I.G.H.T.S is a collective effort to educate artists throughout throughout the net. R.I.G.H.T.S. seeks to help artists to understand their "linkback" licenses and to realize that their terms may permit others to use their art to create websites for "gain".

R.I.G.H.T.S. does not advocate the reactive process of "searching out" redistributed graphics; instead it promotes the proactive approach of informing the potential redistributor before the illegal infraction takes place.

R.I.G.H.T.S. also has one of the most impressive sets of link graphics of any web organization. I strongly encourage all web artists to join, to link to their site and to at least understand what they are discussing. (Whether you choose to permit others to use your art in this manner is you own decision.)

 

Peacefire

Peacefire

Peacefire was founded in August 1996. The mission is to represent the interests of people under 18 in the debate over freedom of speech on the internet. Peacefire has been on the leading edge in exposing how various brands of blocking software block sites other than you might expect. Peacefire has even been blocked by some of the blocking software as a result of its revelations. Those opposed to censorship should check out their website. Even those who believe in some restrictions for citizens under 18 years of age should check out the Peacefire site and information: it will be a revelation.

 

Operation Just Cause

Operation Just Cause

Operation Just Cause is a non-funded assembly of persons from around the world, united in their desire to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans missing and unaccounted for during the Vietnam war and all wars. Individuals adopt an unaccounted for American and work within the law to obtain that accounting.   Members do not solicit contributions but funds her/his own efforts to promote awareness of the POW/MIA issue. Operation Just Cause has developed Net Operations:   an on-line adoption program, and a webring.

Click here for my adopted MIA page 1
Click here for my adopted MIA page 2
Click here for my adopted MIA page 3

 

Stop the Hate

Stop the Hate

NB: The relevant links now appear "gone". I'm checking on it.

Although I have strong feelings in this, I found that most of the organizations and websites I found just didn't fit my brand of feeling. I chanced across this site quite by accident and decided to "join". In part I liked the graphics (And the one I chose is only one of hundreds.). In part I wasn't put off by strong demands for hate crime legislation (which I oppose). And I liked its approach: simply spreading the idea and offering links to other sites.

 

6th Annual POW/MIA Blackout Day --- February 1, 2004

This Award is issued to this site
by the executive Committee of
the POW/MIA Freedom Fighters Organization,
for it's early and steadfast commitment
to our missing warriors
for its early commitment to honor
POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day, 01.Feb.2004.

4th Annual POW/MIA Blackout Day --- February 1, 2003




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POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day, February 1, 2004

The first POW/MIA Internet Blackout Day was held on February 1, 1999.

The second was in 2000, the third in 2001, the fourth in 2002 and the fifth in 2003.

Now, the sixth day is planned for February 1, 2004.

. The event is sponsored by the POW/MIA Freedom Fighters. They encourage all website owners to blackout their website for

  • 24 hours if possible, or
     
  • 90 seconds (with a refresh to the regular page).

The purpose is to continue to raise awareness about the unanswered questions regarding our POWs and MIAs.

This site has participated in the past and is committed to participate in the future.

Click here to see the special splash page that I used to "black out" my site on the last event, 01.Feb.2002.

 

The Copyright Files --- Respect Artists. Don't Steal.

Respect Artists

This campaign works to increase the knowledge of copyright laws across the internet, to help to prevent violations due to ignorance, and to raise people's awareness of how artists feel about their work and the respect they deserve.

The group asks other to:
 "Respect our copyrights. Don't steal, don't redistribute, don't modify."

 

Redskin --- A Hate Word Defined

Redskin — A Hate Word Defined

This site presents a historical photo essay of the use of the term "redskin" and the treatment of the Native American Indian. The site hopes to explain why Native Americans find the word "redskin" and the use of the term "Indian" as a "mascot" to both be offensive and hateful.

 

WHOA: Working to Halt Online Abuse
WHOA --- Working to Stop Online Abuse
WHOA works to educate the Internet community about online harassment, to empower victims of harassment, and to formulate voluntary sysop policies to create harassment-free environments. WHOA fully supports the right to free speech both online and off, but asserts that free speech is not protected when it involves threats to the emotional or physical safety of anyone.

 

Privacy Partnership

Privacy Partnership

The Privacy Partnership is a public relations campaign by TRUSTe. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit privacy initiative. It licenses use of its "seal" to sites that pledge to meet certain requirements regarding privacy. Organizations must pay to use the TRUSTe seal. But the Privacy Partnership logos and banners are available free to any site that wishes to post them.

 

Soul of the Web

This campaign works to promote quality personal sites on the web. Clicking the button will open a window featuring links to quality personal sites. To find out more about the project, click on "SouloftheWeb.com" in the pop-up window, or click here.

 

Stop Policeware

Stop Policeware

NB: This now appears "gone". I'm checking on it.

The entertainment industry has proposed the "Security Systems Standards and Certification Act" or SSSCA. This bill, would would force all new personal computers and digital home entertainment devices sold in the United States to have government-approved "policeware" built-in. This policeware would restrict your use of copyrighted material on these devices -- including music files and CD's, video clips, DVD's, e-books, and more. If you use your computers to burn music CD's, listen to MP3's orshare video files, you'd face up to five years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine. And if you disable or tamper with the policeware on the computer you own, you would also face five years in jail. This website is one of those developing to oppose this law.

 

Click here for the Salvation Army USA National Headquarters Website.

Salvation Army

Peter Drucker said that the Salvation Army is "by far the most effective organization in the United States . . . No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use." (Peter Drucker in Forbes, August 11, 1997)

 


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