Posts Tagged ‘ freedom of information ’

Victory for EBSCO and Colorado Libraries May Still Chill Speech

March 15, 2019
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Victory for EBSCO and Colorado Libraries May Still Chill Speech

The preposterous lawsuit against the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and EBSCO, a media aggregate database company, purporting the two conspired to traffic pornography to school children, has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning it can not be brought refiled. While this seems a victory for students’ First Amendment rights, it’s a mixed blessing for the nonprofit…

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Changes to Freedom of Information Act Would Inhibit Access

January 28, 2019
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Changes to Freedom of Information Act Would Inhibit Access

American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Blog has sounded the alarm that the Freedom of Information Act is under attack. At the end of December in 2018, the Interior Department proposed changes to the policy for requesting information that would significantly inhibit freedom of information in the United States. It is imperative that all…

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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

January 8, 2019
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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

A copy of Susan Wigg’s summer romance Lakeside Cottage was returned to the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown Pennsylvania after some anonymous editor had crossed out all the bad words in the entire book with a Sharpie. Library Director Molly Kinney was frustrated with the coward’s decision to vandalise the book instead of opening up…

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