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Friday, June 14, 2013

You've GOTTA be kidding me

Going through old drafts to see if I can clear some of them out.  Found this one - the story has been updated since I first found it (a YEAR ago), but the central question remains the same.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/03/10309475-aclu-sues-library-for-not-offering-online-porn
This story looks at whether libraries should be allowed to censor patrons' internet activity or whether they should be forced to let them unfiltered access - including pornographic sites.

I'm not a prude, but this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.  Part of the reason libraries filter internet activity is because of viruses and other malware.  If they are required to allow it's customers unlimited access to the internet, their entire network will be down within the week because someone will unleash a killer virus.

Seriously, our government won't allow adult book/toy stores to build in certain neighborhoods because it's a bad influence on children.  They won't let convicted sex offenders live within a certain range of schools or daycares...but they want LIBRARIES to provide porn to customers?  What's wrong with this picture?





1 comment:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Huh. And I am betting the pornographic sites are filled with some of the worst viruses and malware there is! Not to mention library computers are not very private. Geez, can you imagine someone sitting in a cubby in full view of the library patrons, looking at porn, and um ... yeah, whatever activity goes along with looking at porn. Bad idea.