Rochester Library to Look at Internet Options


A task force will recommend that the Central Library of Rochester (NY) block patrons from viewing "pornographic and explicit" websites unless prior authorization is given by library administrators. The recommendation is offered in an attempt to keep County Executive Maggie Brooks from pulling $6.6 million in funding.

If she cut the library's money, it would essentially have to close. As a result, the library's board in February put a moratorium on unblocking Web sites picked up by the library's filtering system, and a task force was established to decide what to do.

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