April 25, 2003

Oregon library censorware bill

More censorware laws for libraries - this one is HB 3101 in Oregon: http://www.leg.state.or.us/03reg/measures/hb3100.dir/hb3101.intro.html

(2) A public library shall install filtering software that blocks, to the extent technically possible, access to offensive material on all library computer terminals that provide Internet access to the public.

Note, not, only-only-only for little kids and only-only-only for really-really-really bad stuff. Rather "all .. access to the public" and "offensive material".

1) As used in this section, 'offensive material' includes but is not limited to adult oriented, sexually explicit Internet sites.

That is, a blank check for censors.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on April 25, 2003 05:06 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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