Law Would Prosecute Libraries for Kiddie Porn

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 02/01/2000 - 09:30

Yahoo News
picked up a story from Soutch Carolina HERE on an interesting new law proposal.

A state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would hold
library officials criminally liable if they let children see
pornography online.
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville,
was inspired by the Greenville County Library Board\'s
refusal to install Internet filtering software on computers.
Using filtering software to block adult Web sites in the
nation\'s libraries has been a controversial issue between
free-speech advocates and those wanting to shield kids from
the seamier side of The bill would remove legal protections libraries in the
state have enjoyed since a 1991 state law prohibited giving
minors access to pornography. The parents of children who
see pornography on the Internet in the library could file an
incident report with the local prosecutor, who then would
decide whether to bring the case to a grand j