September 01, 2003

"Concerned Women for America" Censorware Advocacy Legal Memo

"Concerned Women for America" has a memo on CIPA, the Federal library censorware law. It's useful for understanding censor's strategy. I was looking around to see where it was being flacked. Notable, a "Traditional Values Coalition" article is urging censors to:

TAKE ACTION: Download a copy of LaRue's memorandum and send a copy to your local library and/or to members of the library board in your city. Urge them to implement the suggestions in this paper.

This made for a sad contrast to a recent lament by Karen Schneider to librarians that
"We as a profession haven't done diddly squat beyond talk and process and talk and process some more."

Sadly, talk and process is easy, while action is hard.

And censors work together, while civil-libertarian, as a rule, do not. Again, I've basically been "taken out" by my own (nominal) side.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on September 01, 2003 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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