Debate growing over UNLV library computer use policy

The San Diego Union Tribune has a Reprint From The Las Vegas Review-Journal on a UNLV library computer use policy that American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada officials say restricts research, but University of Nevada, Las Vegas officials say protects academic freedom. The policy prohibits computer use "with the intent to intimidate, harass or display hostility toward others," including sending offensive messages or prominently displaying material that others might find offensive such as vulgar language, explicit sexual material or material from hate groups.

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Restrict research? Give me a break.

I totally agree with the policy. I'm all for (reasonable) free speech, but I don't understand how it can restrict research. Genuine research does not use or need vulgar language, for example. We can more than freely express ourselves without using vulgar language.

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