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Illinois House Votes for Internet Filtering on Library Computers

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 5/12/07 (7:52pm)

The Illinois House just passed a law to require internet filtering on all computers in the public libraries.

From what I understand this would affect all public access computers -- not simply those used by children.

If that's the case this is really setting up the public library as a third rate service for adults who don't need government telling them what they can and cannot look up.

I'm not talking porn here -- I'm talking about the right of adults to unfettered access to the Net for legitimate purposes.

If there's an illegal site, fine, tell the FBI! But don't impose on us some fake watered-down version of the Net just because we're at the library and not at home or at Starbucks.