special thanks to:
those doing similar work:
other useful links:
- memorandum of legal opinion: library
procedures for disabling software filtering and unblocking web sites
[25 aug 2003 - author is chief counsel for cwfa].
law center for children and families memorandum of law: use
of filtering software by libraries, schools, and businesses to restrict
access to internet pornography is constitutional [17 october 1997
- old but worth it, and one of the authors is now with the u.s.
department of justice, child exploitation & obscenity section;
here's a better
looking pdf version.]
- shush, a website for the conservative librarian
sheet for the national collegiate athletic association (ncaa) on sports,
children, drugs, crime and violence in playboy magazine:
playboy has been used in the sexual entrapment of children.
its use is confirmed by numerous case histories, testimonies of sex
offenders, and incest survivors, as well as research on child pornography,
child prostitution and sex rings, and onsite crime evidence. it
is therefore of some concern that most children depicted in playboy
were between six and eleven years of age - the most common age group
for actual incestuous abuse and general child maltreatment.
we now know that playboy has mixed drugs, sex, violence, and
children in its pictorial and text format. researchers such as
zillman, court, and malamuth have all concluded that the mix of sex
and violence affects normal men, socializing self-admitted callousness
toward and even interest in sexualized violence.
attorney general opinion - school library books might violate state
access, 2000 edition: uncovering internet pornography in america's
report of david burt, july 14, 1998, for the defendants in the case
mainstream loudoun v. board of trustees
law and cultural conflict: ideological conflict and the first
amendment," by steven j. heyman, 78 chi.-kent. l. rev.
do children have the same first amendment rights as adults?,"
symposium editor amitai etzioni, 79 chi.-kent. l. rev. (2004)
- this contains 10 separate articles that are a must read for the legally
county library, board of trustees, april 19, 1999
public library, minutes of a regular meeting of the library board of
directors, february 20, 2001
intellectual freedom clearinghouse, ninth annual report, july 1, 1995
- june 30, 1996
report, case #2099: san joaquin county library system, oct. 19,
university - july 16, 1997
proceedings, october 19, 2004 clark county, washington 1
to win: a practical guide for defeating the radical right in your
communjity; public library censorship, by judith f. krug
vancouver library district, board of trustees public meeting, march
to the ethical spectacle, december 1997
filtering, and the first amendment: ruminations on public libraries'
use of internet filtering software:
n141. special limitations on speech can be established to protect children.
the government's interest in safeguarding the physical and psychological
well-being of minors is "compelling" and may serve as a justification
for limiting constitutionally protected speech. u.s. v. playboy entm't
group, 529 u.s. 803, 881 (2000) (cable scrambling); sable comms. v.
fcc, 492 u.s. 115, 126 (1989) ("we have recognized that there is a compelling
interest in protecting the physical and psychological well-being of
minors."); new york v. ferber, 458 u.s. 747, 757 (1982); pacifica found.,
438 u.s. at 757-58 (powell, j., concurring).
n229. courts, however, cannot expect libraries to act with the independence
that other autonomous agencies display, even though the american library
association urges libraries to resist such pressures. am. library ass'n
policy manual, supra note 70, p 53.1.1; see also id. pp 53.1, 53.1.15.
libraries, as service agencies, depend to a greater extent on the citizenry
than other institutions that exercise some autonomy. for example, police
departments have available to them coercive powers and are thus less
dependent upon pleasing the citizenry. moreover, citizens are hardly
likely to abolish a police department even if they are dissatisfied
with its policies. similarly, the courts and the federal reserve have
either coercive powers or regulatory powers that make them much less
vulnerable to the displeasure of a substantial portion of the populace.
- larissa piccardo, note:
filtering the first amendment: the constitutionality of internet
filters in public libraries under the children's internet protection
act, 41 hous. l. rev. 1437 (2004). (warning: this recent
law student says the us supreme court is wrong and filtering is illegal.
take what she says with a large grain of salt and watch for a meteoric
career at the ala if she joins.)
- and see our ala loves smut links.
other sites we like:
link/legal notice regarding judith krug's playboy
safe libraries has found and linked to the source of judith krug's quote
that essentially says that parents who care get their children
lurks in the library? - the american library association believes children
should have access to all material, no matter how violent or
obscene [2 meg pdf]
is from the september 18, 1995 issue of focus on the family citizen magazine.
copyright © 1995, focus on the family. all rights reserved.
international copyright secured. used by permission. for information
on this magazine go to the www.family.org.
the quote is at the bottom of the third page. it's the caption
under the picture of a smiling, proud judith krug, proud to recommend
playboy for our children.
to link to us, here are cut-n-paste ideas:
link idea a
<a href="http://www.safelibraries.org/" target="_blank"><img
alt="safelibraries. org - are children safe in public libraries?"
link idea b
<a href="http://www.safelibraries.org/" target="_blank">safelibraries.org
- are children safe in public libraries?</a>
- are children safe in public libraries?
link idea c
<a href="http://www.safelibraries.org/" target="_blank">safe