July 15, 2003

American Library Assocation "Censorware Invitation"

Reposted from an ALA list - read it and weep

Invitation: ALA Technology Briefing
Supreme Court Decision on the Children's Internet Protection Act
Learn What It Means for Blocking and Filtering In the Library Market
August 14, 2003
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Washington, DC
Cost: $150 (includes lunch)
Given the recent Supreme Court decision in United States v. American Library Association, many libraries will be seeking software, hardware or system solutions to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act.  The Court's decision, while supporting the government's right to place restrictions on federal funding, also implies parameters for such restrictions that have complex legal and technical ramifications for those attempting to serve the library community.  If you're interested in learning more about how CIPA will affect the library market, we welcome you to participate in ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy's Industry Briefing.  The briefing will cover specific legal implications of CIPA and the Supreme Court decision, and we will share library concerns about meeting the information needs of patrons as well as the specific management and technical requirements for the wide spectrum of libraries impacted by the law.  There will be opportunity for discussion on future cooperation.
For further information, contact:
Fred W. Weingarten, Director, Office for Information Technology Policy
Phone: 800-941-8478 or 202-628-8421
Email: rweingarten@alawash.org
To participate in ALA's Post Supreme Court CIPA Requirements for Libraries Briefing, contact:
Kathy Mitchell, Office for Information Technology Policy
Phone: 800-941-8478 ext. 214 or 202-628-8421 ext. 214
Email: kmitchell@alawash.org
The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy is charged with conducting research and analysis aimed at understanding the implications of information technology and policies for libraries and library users.  OITP works to ensure a library voice in information policy debates and to promote full and equitable intellectual participation by the public.
By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on July 15, 2003 04:19 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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