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Rather than Censor Video Games, NJ Library Censors Everything

Early in February, we wrote a letter in response to reports that the public library in Paterson, NJ had banned the playing of video games on their public computers. While the policy was conceived with children in mind, it ostensibly applied … Continue reading

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Comment filters for online class disrupts education in Kentucky

A Jefferson County Public School student was banned from mentioning the name of his website in a Search Engine Optimization class offered through the school’s online continuing education program.  His URL: http://www.olbastard.com.  His context: he sells bastard files. He attempted … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a “safe library”

The phrase “safe libraries” should always raise a red flag. Proponents for “safer libraries” argue that some information is inherently dangerous, but the First Amendment is designed to ward off the suppression of information. In the case of  internet filters … Continue reading

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