Relevant links to Chapter 9 -- The Public and Private Internet
Hobbes' Internet Timeline by Robert Zakon is a very useful reference tool for confirming key events (and their dates) in Internet and World Wide Web development - it can be accessed here.
The contentious U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996 is accessible online here as Public Law No.104-104.
John Perry Barlow's legendary 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace can be accessed at this link on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1997 overturning the Communications Decency Act (Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996) in ACLU v. Reno can be found here on the Cornell University Law School website.
Vinton Cerf wrote a moving eulogy for his friend Jon Postel in “I REMEMBER IANA” that was published as RFC 2468 and it can be accessed here. At USC's Information Sciences Institute, Dr. Postel managed the Request for Comments (RFC) publications that were used to build consensus for key decisions that shaped the operation of the Internet. Postel died after emergency heart surgery on October 16, 1998.