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The following are the CRS reports published in 2005 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.]



  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Overview (CRS Report RS22341) (Nov. 30, 2005).
  • Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues (CRS Report 97-868) (Nov. 25, 2005).
  • Internet Development and Information Control in the People's Republic of China (CRS Report RL33167) (Nov. 22, 2005).
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress (CRS Report RL31872) (Nov. 21, 2005).
  • Safe Harbor for Service Providers Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (CRS Report RL32037) (Nov. 4, 2005).



  • Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs (CRS Report RL30719) (Sept. 22, 2005).
  • Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues (CRS Report 97-868 STM) (Sept. 22, 2005).
  • Communications Act Revisions: Selected Issues for Consideration (CRS Report RL32949) (Sept. 19, 2005).
  • Identity Theft: Outline of Federal Statutes and Bibliography of Select Resources (Sept. 18, 2005).
  • Open Access Publishing and Citation Archives: Background and Controversy (CRS Report RL33023) (Sept. 12, 2005).
  • Emergency Communications: The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and All-Hazard Warnings (CRS Report RL32527) (Sept. 2, 2005).
  • Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation (CRS Report RL31408) (Sept. 1, 2005).


  • Internet: Status Report on Legislative Attempts to Protect Children From Unsuitable Material on the Web (CRS Report RS21328) (Aug. 30, 2005).
  • Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress (CRS Report RL32706) (Aug. 30, 2005).
  • Libraries and the USA PATRIOT Act (CRS Report RS21441) (Aug. 19, 2005).
  • Broadband over Powerlines: Regulatory and Policy Issues (CRS Report RL32421) (Aug. 18, 2005).
  • Internet-Protecting Children from Unsuitable Material and Sexual Predators: Historical Information Through the 106th Congress (CRS Report RS20036) (Aug. 16, 2005).
  • Intelligence Reform Implementation at the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Issues and Options for Congress (CRS Report RL33033) (Aug. 16, 2005).
  • Spectrum Use and the Transition to Digital TV (CRS Report RS22218) (Aug. 12, 2005).
  • The Digital TV Transition: A Brief Overview (CRS Report RS22217) (Aug. 12, 2005).
  • Telecommunications Act: Competition, Innovation, and Reform (CRS Report RL33034) (Aug. 12, 2005).
  • "Spam": An Overview of Issues Concerning Commercial Electronic Mail (CRS Report RL31953) (Aug. 8, 2005).
  • Broadband Internet Regulation and Access: Background and Issues (CRS Report IB10045) (Aug. 3, 2005).
  • Spectrum Management and Special Funds (CRS Report RS21508) (Aug. 2, 2005).
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. v. Trinko: Telecommunications Consumers Cannot Use Antitrust Laws to Remedy Access Violations of Telecommunications Act (CRS Report RS21723) (Aug. 1, 2005).








Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: