Librarians under the Patriot Act: not fun.

madcow writes ""Our presence in the courtroom was declared a threat to national security," Chase said. Chase, one of two librarians from Plainville CT's Library Connection received an NSL to turn over computer records in their library on July 13, 2005"

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Scary stuff, that

I know my library has a policy on what to do if this ever happens at our branch...but I have to admit that I've never really read it all the way through. (My part is just to say,"Sorry, I'm only a library assistant, you'll have to talk to my manager.") After reading this, though, I'm not sure how much good having a policy would even do...

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