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Down by Law
"A LIBRARY'S CORE MISSION is to provide free and full access to a world of ideas. The most exciting thing to happen in libraries in the last decade has been to see that mission extended to include access to the Internet."

So begins a new article at A List Apart. In an attempt to protect children from pornography, our leaders in Congress, while we were sleeping, passed the Children's Internet Protection Act. Simply put, It requires librarians to block access to Internet sites, becoming censors. If there ever was a poke in the eye with a sharp stick to someone, telling a librarian that they cannot allow access to information, is at the top of the list.

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