New censorship law adds twist for libraries operating WiFi

June Pinnell-Stephens highlighted on the PNLA list a story from CNET about a new censorship bill. The bill would reportedly impose financial liability 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.

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libraries?

Sounds like it applies to ISPs, not customers.

well...

Well, after reading the initial article (and the follow-up one from the Congressman), it seems like the language is vague enough that libraries *could* be pulled under this because by providing wifi we are becoming an isp. With any luck this legislation will see some language overhaul if it gets to or through the Senate.

Or civil disobedience!

Or civil disobedience!

Most libraries not willing to break rules

As such I would not expect much civil disobedience.

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