USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act Concerns Booksellers Too.

Submitted by Aaron on Tue, 05/06/2003 - 11:18

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has produced a document for their members to sign. The way it reads, they must\'ve been cheating off of some ALA documents.

...WHEREAS, bookstores are vital institutions for promoting unfettered access to information and ideas for individuals and communities;

WHEREAS, the PNBA holds that suppression of ideas undermines a democratic society and that surveillance and intimidation are agents for censorship; and

WHEREAS, privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association; and, in a bookstore, the subject of customers\' interests should not be examined or scrutinized by others...

Read the entire resolution.