Libraries Cancel Meeting On Porn Filters
from the no-legitimacy dept
This one is curious. The American Library Association, who had been planning a meeting with various filtering companies to press their demands for more open filtering tools, has now cancelled the meeting. No reason was given, but people say it's because the ALA didn't want to give any sense of "legitimacy" to the filter companies. Now, it's no secret that I'm no fan of filtering companies, but I don't see how this meeting does anything bad. The filtering companies are legitimate companies, and some libraries may want to use their technology. Ignoring them doesn't solve the issue.