The Sound and the Fury

PORTLAND, ORE. -- February 2, 1999. An anti-abortion website is found guilty of threatening violence. The decision raises questions of whether courts and legislation will place a "muzzle" on free expression via the Internet.

The Portland Trial A stormy three-week trial yields a landmark precedent about Internet intimidation.

A Fiery Social Climate A glance into the cauldron in which the anti-abortion movement has been boiling.

The Speech Defender A St. Pete Times editorial proclaims: "Let the Nuremberg site stand."

The Peace Defender New York Times columnist Nat Hentoff argues any site allowing a group to rejoice murder should disslove.

Net Accountability The world enters a tug-of-war between upholding free speech and policing unlawful, threatening material on the Internet.

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