City libraries say ‘checking out’ porn protected by First Amendment

NY Post – “Shakespeare’s plays, Einstein’s theories — and porn queen Jenna Jameson’s steamy online sexcapades.

New Yorkers can take their pick at the city’s public libraries, thanks to a policy that gives adults the most uncensored access to extreme, hard-core Internet smut this side of the old Times Square.

The electronic smut falls under the heading of free speech and the protection of the First Amendment, library officials say.

“Customers can watch whatever they want on the computer,” said Brooklyn Public Library spokeswoman Malika Granville, describing the anything-goes philosophy that’s the rule at the city’s 200-plus branches.”

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One Response to “City libraries say ‘checking out’ porn protected by First Amendment”

  1. Dan Kleinman
    April 26, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Legally keeping legal porn out of public libraries is legal, and libraries saying otherwise is “dogma”:

    Library Porn Removal Roadmap; NCRL Director Dean Marney Details How to Legally Remove Legal Porn from Public Library Computers and Advises that the ALA Relies on Outdated Dogma

    See all my stories on the Brooklyn Public Library.

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