USA Patriot Act and Libraries

The USA PATRIOT Act and Patron Privacy on Library Internet Terminals by Mary Minow tells us What the USA PATRIOT Act means for libraries.

She says the upshot is that there will be a great many more surveillance orders, everywhere in the country, and in turn there will be more requests for library records, including Internet use records. Think of law enforcement as needing to enter two doors to apprehend a suspect.