To Filter or Not to Filter:
The Role of Public Librarians in Determining Internet Access
Introduction
Librarian's Role
Filters
Children and Harm
Legal Issues
Library Solutions
Links to free speech, filter and porn sites
References

REFERENCES

American Civil Liberties Union, Censorship in a Box: Why Blocking Software Is Wrong for Public Libraries. http://www.aclu.org

American Library Association, Library Bill of Rights. http://www.ala.org

David Bruce, Products and Problems, 26 TEACHER LIBRARIAN 13 (May 1, 1999).

David Burt, In Defense of Filtering, 28 AMERICAN LIBRARIES 46 (Aug. 1997).

FCC v. Pacifica, 438 U.S. 726 (1978), available online at http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html . (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Ginsberg v. New York, 390 U.S. 629 (1968), available online at http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html . (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Karen Hyman, Internet Policies: Managing in the Real World, 28 AMERICAN LIBRARIES 60 (Nov. 1997).

Walter Kendrick, THE SECRET MUSEUM: PORNOGRAPHY IN MODERN CULTURE (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).

Mainstream Loudoun v. Board of Trustees of Loudoun County, 24 F. Supp. 2d. 552 (E.D. Va. 1998). (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Mainstream Loudoun v. Board of Trustees of Loudoun County, 2 F. Supp. 2d. 783 (E.D. Va. 1998). (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747 (1982), available online at http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Catherine Ross, Conspectus--The Association of American Law Schools, Section on Mass Communications Law 1997 Annual Conference Panel: Sex, Violence, Children and the Media: Legal, Historical and Empirical Perspectives, 5 COMM LAW CONSPECTUS 341 (1997). (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Sable Communications v. FCC, 492 U.S. 115 (1989). Available online at http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

John Schwartz, It's a Dirty Job: Web Childproofers Keep Surfing Through Muck, WASHINGTON POST, June 23, 1999, at A1. (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).

Solveig Singleton, Reviving a First Amendment Absolutism for the Internet, 3 TEX. REV. LAW & POL 279 (1999). (Also available online, by subscription, at http://www.lexis.com).


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