Libraries Still Turning Down Federal Funds Over Filter Issue
from the let-us-make-up-our-own-minds dept
A year after the Supreme Court said the federal government could require public libraries to use filters on their computers if they wanted to receive federal funds, libraries are still debating what to do. While many libraries immediately decided to forego any federal funding, others spent some time debating it. Up in Oregon, a library has decided that their philosophy on library access to information is more important than some federal dollars and won’t block all of their computers. Instead, because they’re smart enough to understand this isn’t a fully black-and-white issue, they’re putting filters on some machines, and giving users the choice.