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Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn\

“Orland Park Public Library officials have approved a settlement with two patrons who sued the library over alleged transparency law violations in an ongoing dispute over the library’s policy of giving adults unfiltered access to the Internet, including pornography. Last fall, Megan Fox and Kevin DuJan filed two lawsuits against the library, alleging several violations of Illinois’ freedom of information law. Orland Park and its police department were also accused in one of the suits of violating the law.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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Orland Park Public Library  keeps Internet access policy

“Orland Park Public Library trustees on Monday night voted to continue to allow patrons 18 and older unfiltered Internet access, reaffirming a vote taken earlier this year. Before the 4-2 vote, some patrons asked the board to install a filter to prevent people from being able to view pornographic material while online, and two library trustees said they supported the use of filters.” (via Southtown Star)

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Orland Park library OKs compromise on computer porn policy

“Orland Park’s public library will continue to give adults unfiltered Internet access, including the ability to view pornography on computers, but a policy change also would give librarians discretion if patrons complain. Library trustees unanimously approved changes Wednesday to forbid “viewing of material which may be disturbing or offensive to others within viewing distance.” Library director Mary Weimar said that could apply to pornography.” (via chicagotribune.com)

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Orland Park library pornography debate leads to changes

“A suburban library is altering its computer procedures while it reviews a controversial policy that allows adult patrons to view pornography. The Orland Park Public Library will now check identification of anyone accessing computers in the adult section, said library spokeswoman Bridget Bittman. Before the new measure, users could sign onto the 18-years-and-older computers with only their library card information. The library hasn’t changed its policy that allows adults access to any legal material, including pornography.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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