NOTE: The article excerpted on this page is from an outside publication and is posted on FIRE's website because it references FIRE's work. The viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily represent FIRE's positions.

When speech isn’t free

By February 1, 2009

FIRE defines a speech code as any regulation that punishes, forbids, heavily regulates or restricts a substantial amount of protected speech. FIRE said this definition is needed because colleges rarely label restrictions as "speech codes" in handbooks. Instead, they call their codes "harassment" codes or "civility codes," while what they do is prohibit free speech... Download file "When speech isn"

Schools: Brandeis University