Libraries Chafe Under Patriot Act

This One comes via Gary Deane.

They say Boulder, CO, librarians have been purging their files on patrons every week, not every couple of months. And experts say other libraries are doing similar things.

The Montana Library Association passed a resolution saying it considers parts of the Patriot Act “a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights to library users.” Privacy rules there are so strict that Montana librarians must get children’s permission before telling their parents what they’re reading.