Comments: CDT's Library Censorware Wish List ("Principles")

There are the things we know, and the things we know we don't know, and the things that we don't know that we don't know, and then there are the censorware blacklists.

Posted by Philip Dorrell at January 14, 2004 05:29 PM

Seth, stop being disingenuous.

You know and I know you know that a)IF2K is a product from a filtering company, b)that its blocking list is both minimal and CIPA compliant, c) can be modified to make it more minimal if the library client is so inclined, d) availible in its entirety to any IF2K client.

Rather than spending your time saying the CDT is dreaming you might get your hands dirty and send them an email saying you are aware of one filtering company which is, or is very nearly in compliance with their wishlist and CIPA.

Posted by Jay Currie at January 20, 2004 10:17 PM

Jay, I can't honestly say that I believe IF2K is CIPA-compliant. I've read and considered the arguments made for it, and I just don't agree they work. Perhaps your advocacy would be better served if you made your case to CDT directly, and I'd be curious as to what they'd say.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at January 22, 2004 04:14 PM