New censorship law adds twist for libraries operating WiFi
Submitted by StephenK on December 6, 2007 - 11:46pm
June Pinnell-Stephens highlighted on the PNLA list <A HREF="http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9829759-38.html?tag=nefd.top">a story from CNET</A> about <A HREF="http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h3791_eh.xml">a new censorship bill</A>. The bill would reportedly <A HREF="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CHILD_SAFETY?SITE=ALMON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT">impose financial liability</A> on operators of open WiFi connections relative to inappropriate images that users might display. For libraries offering wireless service to patrons this may require either a re-think or possibly a shutdown.