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Porn at libraries: Morris official's advice isn't an ethics violation, state says

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:53

An ethics complaint by a self-described "library watchdog" alleging a prominent Morris County official misled local libraries, telling them they have to allow pornography on publicly accessible computers, has been dismissed.

In the complaint, Dan Kleinman, who runs SafeLibraries.Blogspot.com, said Ann Grossi "has materially mislead the communities of Roxbury and Montville into allowing pornography in the public libraries, despite community desires to remove it and despite the law."

How mobile networks are policing the web - badly

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 09:45
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How mobile networks are policing the web — badly
While the British government considers forcing internet providers to censor the web, it turns out that many European mobile operators are happily acting as censors themselves already — and mistakenly blocking lots of legitimate sites along the way.

Don't regulate the net - regulate your kids

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:36

Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids
"They don't need legislation; they don't need complicated filters that will be routed around in a flash (try a search on "VPN filter evade"); they just need to be part of the family. You can't turn off the internet, nor make its denizens respectable (ask Louise Mensch). You can, however, turn off the computer, or explain respectability to your child."

Washington library wins suit to leave filters on

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 08:05

Washington library wins suit; it can filter porn
A rural Eastern Washington library system may continue to filter the Internet to block porn and gambling sites, a federal court judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Edward Shea of the Eastern Washington Federal District Court ruled that the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) is not violating the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by filtering some adult Internet content on library computers.

SOPA & Protect IP Act Tabled...For Now...

Submitted by StephenK on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:11
Multiple outlets are reporting that the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act proposals are currently tabled. British tech publication The Register notes that this does not mean the bills are dead. The Editor-in-Chief of Mashable, Lance Ulanoff, tweeted asking what ideas people had about copyright protection, intellectual property, and piracy.

"It’s not law — it’s a kind of thuggery"

Submitted by StephenK on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:59
David Post over at the lawprof blog The Volokh Conspiracy writes about the Stop Online Piracy Act and some of the disturbing consequences if it were enacted in the United States. Any library, and if appropriate their parent organization, should consider the consequences Post outlines if that library provides Internet to users let alone staff.

Homeless Men Caught Watching Porn at CA Library

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 11:58

Homeless Men Caught Watching Porn at CA Library
Laguna Beach Public Library patrons say there's a big problem with homeless people watching porn on library computers. Police found eight homeless men gathered around a computer inside the library Saturday afternoon watching pornography. One was arrested for allegedly fondling himself.