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The following are the CRS reports published in 2003 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.]



  • Cybercrime: A Sketch of 18 U.S.C. 1030 and Related Federal Criminal Laws (CRS Report RS20830) (Nov. 24, 2003).
  • Copyright Law: Statutory Royalty Rates for Webcasters (CRS Report RL31626) (Nov. 18, 2003).
  • Internet Tax Bills in the 108th Congress (CRS Report RL31929) (Nov. 10, 2003).
  • Protecting Noncreative Databases: H.R. 3261, 108th Congress, First Session (2003) (CRS Report RS21662) (Nov. 6, 2003).




  • “Junk E-Mail”: An Overview of Issues and Legislation Concerning Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail (“Spam”) (CRS Report RL31953) (Aug. 22, 2003).
  • EU Tax on Digitally Delivered E-Commerce (CRS Report RS21596) (Aug. 18, 2003).
  • Safe Harbor for Service Providers Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (CRS Report RL32037) (Aug. 15, 2003).
  • Critical Infrastructure: Control Systems and the Terrorist Threat (CRS Report RL31534) (Aug. 14, 2003).
  • Obscenity and Indecency: Constitutional Principles and Federal Statutes (CRS Report 95-804) (Aug. 12, 2003).
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property Issues in Homeland Security (CRS Report RL32051) (Aug. 8, 2003).
  • Telecommunications Discounts for School and Libraries: The "E-rate" Program and Controversies (CRS Report IB98040) (Aug. 1, 2003).




  • Local Telephone Competition: A Brief Overview (CRS Report RL31938) (<ay 23, 2003).
  • Data Mining: An Overview (CRS Report RL31798) (May 21, 2003).
  • "Junk E-mail": An Overview of Issues and Legislation Concerning Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail ("Spam") (CRS Report RS20037) (May 15, 2003).
  • Federal Aid to Libraries: the Library Services and Technology Act (CRS Report RL31320) (May 15, 2003).
  • Homeland Security: Establishment and Implementation of Northern Command (CRS Report RS21322) (May 14, 2003).
  • H.R. 1417: The Copyright Royalty Distribution Act of 2003 (CRS Report RS21512) (May 6, 2003).
  • Regulation of Unsolicited E-Mail (CRS Report RL31488) (May 6, 2003).



  • Child Pornography Produced Without an Actual Child: Constitutionality of 108th Congress Legislation (CRS Report RL31744) (Mar. 31, 2003).
  • Obscenity, Child Pornography, and Indecency: Recent Developments and Pending Issues (CRS Report 98-670) (Mar. 28, 2003).
  • The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): Budget, Programs, and Issues (CRS Report RL21469) (Mar. 28, 2003).
  • Child Pornography: Side-by-Side Comparison of S. 151 and H.R. 1161, 108th Congress (CRS Report RS21468) (Mar. 27, 2003).
  • Child Pornography: Comparison of Selected Provisions of S. 151 and H.R. 1161 with Brief Comments on their Constitutionality (CRS Report RS21463) (Mar. 27, 2003).
  • Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation (CRS Report RL31408) (Mar. 25, 2003).
  • "Digital Rights" and the Fair Use in Copyright Law (CRS Report RL31827) (Mar. 24, 2003).
  • Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws (CRS Report RL31730) (Mar. 21, 2003).
  • Obscenity and Indecency: Constitutional Principles and Federal Statutes (CRS Report 95-804) (Mar. 19, 2003).
  • Broadband Internet Regulation and Access: Background and Issues (CRS Report IB10045) (Mar. 18, 2003).
  • Information Warfare and Cyberwar: Capabilities and Related Policy Issues (CRS Report RL31787) (Mar. 14, 2003).
  • Total Information Awareness Programs: Funding, Composition, and Oversight Issues (CRS Report RL31786) (Mar. 13, 2003).
  • Telecommunications Discounts for Schools and Libraries: The "E-Rate" Program and Controversies (CRS Report IB98040) (Mar. 11, 2003).



  • Critical Infrastructure Information Disclosure and Homeland Security (CRS Report RL31547) (Jan. 29, 2003).
  • Critical Infrastructures: What Makes an Infrastructure Critical? (CRS Report RL31556) (Jan. 29, 2003).
  • Electronic Congress: Proposals and Issues (CRS Report RS21140) (Jan. 28, 2003).
  • Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting Its Use and Growth (CRS Report 98-67) (Jan. 24, 2003).
  • Medical Records Privacy: Questions and Answers on the HIPAA Final Rule (CRS Report RS20500) (Jan. 3, 2003).

Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: