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The following are the CRS reports published in 2000 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

[NOTE: CRS Reports are often updated; many are updated multiple times. The links below are to the most recent version of the Report.]




  • Internet-Protecting Children from Unsuitable Material and Sexual Predators: Overview and Pending Legislation (CRS Report RS20036) (Oct. 27, 2000).
  • Internet and E-Commerce Statistics: What They mean and Where to Find Them on the Web (CRS Report RL30435) (Oct. 24, 2000).
  • Point & Click: Internet Search Engines, Subject Guides, and Searching Techniques (CRS Report 97-556) (Oct. 24, 2000).
  • Internet Access Broadband and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs (CRS Report RL30719) (Oct. 23, 2000).
  • Digital Surveillance: the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and FBI Internet Monitoring (CRS Report RL30677) (Oct. 12, 2000).
  • "Junk E-mail": An Overview of Issues and Legislation Concerning Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail ("Spam") (CRS Report RS20037) (Oct. 6, 2000).
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2000 (H.R. 5018): Summary in Brief (CRS Report RS20693) (Oct. 3, 2000).


  • Instant Messaging on the Internet: Interoperability Issues of Competition and Fair Access (CRS Report RS20688) (Sept. 26, 2000).
  • The National Information Infrastructure: The Federal Role (CRS Report IB95051) (Sept. 25, 2000).
  • U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview (CRS Report 95-307spr) (Sept. 20, 2000).
  • Manipulating Molecules: The National Nanotechnology Initiative (CRS Report RS20589) (Sept. 20, 2000).
  • Copyright Cases in the Courts: Napster, MP3 Digital Music, and DVD Motion Picture Encryption Technology (CRS Report RL30683) (Sept. 18, 2000).
  • The "E-Rate" Program and Controversies (CRS Report IB98040) (Sept. 15, 2000).
  • An Information Technology Labor Shortage? Legislation in the 106th Congress (CRS Report RL30140) (Sept. 15, 2000).
  • Telephone Excise Tax (CRS Report RS20119) (Sept. 15, 2000).
  • Internet Tax Legislation: Distinguishing Issues (CRS Report RL30667) (Sept. 1, 2000).


  • Government Information Technology Management: Past and Future Issues (The Clinger-Cohen Act) (CRS Report RL30661) (Aug. 30, 2000).
  • Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting Its Use and Growth (CRS Report 98-67 STM) (Aug. 25, 2000).
  • China's Internet Industry (CRS Report RL30636) (Aug. 14, 2000).
  • Recent Developments in Copyright Case Law: Napster and MP3 Digital Music (CRS Report RS20610) (Aug. 9, 2000).
  • Internet Voting: Issues and Legislation (CRS Report RS20639) (Aug. 1, 2000).


  • Internet Gambling: A Sketch of Legislative Proposals (CRS Report RS20485) (July 26, 2000).
  • Encryption Technology: Congressional Issues (CRS Issue Brief IB96039) (July 14, 2000).
  • Electronic Signatures: Technology Developments and Legislative Issues (CRS Report RS20344) (July 13, 2000).


  • Electronic Commerce: An Introduction (CRS Report RS20426) (June 27, 2000).
  • Information Technology and Elementary and Secondary Education: Current Status and Federal Support (CRS Report 96-178epw) (June 9, 2000).
  • Patents on Methods of Doing Business (CRS Report RL30572) (June 1, 2000).


  • Internet Service and Access Charges (CRS Report RS20579) (May 12, 2000).
  • State Sales Taxation of Internet Transactions (CRS Report RS20577) (May 10, 2000).
  • Legislation to Prevent Cybersquatting/Cyberpiracy (CRS Report RS20367) (May 1, 2000).


  • Trends in the Financial Services Industry: Online Banking and Payments (CRS Report RS20509) (Apr. 28, 2000).
  • E-Rate for Schools: Background on the Telecommunications Discounts Through the Universal Service Fund (CRS Report 98-604epw) (Apr. 17, 2000).


  • The Copyright Doctrine of Fair Use and the Internet: Caselaw (CRS Report RL30495) (Mar. 30, 2000).
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies: Energy, Environment, and Development Issues (CRS Report RL30484) (Mar. 27, 2000).
  • Prescription Drug Sales Over the Internet (CRS Report RL30456) (Mar. 10, 2000).
  • Project Echelon: U.S. Electronic Surveillance Efforts (CRS Report RS204444) (Mar. 2, 2000).


  • Internet and E-Commerce Statistics: What They Mean and Where to Find Them on the Web (CRS Report RL30435) (Feb. 17, 2000).
  • Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting Its Use and Growth (CRS Report 98-67) (Feb. 16, 2000).
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology: An Overview (CRS Report 95-30) (Feb. 11, 2000).
  • Madrid Protocol Implementation Act: Overview of H.R. 769 (CRS Report 98-423A) (Feb. 8, 2000).


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Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: