Outstanding Defense of Library Internet Filters by Dean Marney, NCRL Library Director
Submitted by SafeLibraries on July 5, 2009 - 5:10pm
If any community is considering Internet filters, Dean Marney's writing is a must read. He the library director at the library that's the defendant in <a href="http://filteringfacts.org/legal/bradburn/">Bradburn v. North Central Regional Library District</a>. Read his outstanding defense of Internet filters here: "<a href="http://wenatcheeworld.com/article/20090702/OP03/707029833/-1/OP">Filtered Internet: Safe, Appropriate</a>," by <b>Dean Marney</b>, <em>The Wenatchee World</em>, 2 July 2009. Sample quote: "It ignores that pornography is harmful to children, creates a hostile environment for the staff and other patrons, and overshadows any of the benefits of the free Internet access we provide to our communities." Heresy!