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Bill addresses adult material at public libraries

WCF Courier – “Legislation approved by the Iowa Senate will limits the access of R or NC-17 rated materials to patrons under age 17. The restrictions were amended to Senate File 410, a bill that proposed to reorganize and streamline library services and operations.”

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Mass. official aims to shame library porn viewers

AP – “A city councilor in Massachusetts thinks he’s come up with a way to stop people looking at pornography on public library computers – name them and shame them. Quincy Councilor Daniel Raymondi has asked Mayor Thomas Koch to make public a list of people who have viewed pornography on library computers within the past year. The council unanimously approved a resolution on the idea last week.”

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Ohio high court narrowly interprets anti-porn law

AP – “In its unanimous decision, the court said a 2004 law extending the state’s definition of “material harmful to minors” to the Internet is clearly intended to apply only to person-to-person communications – not to generally accessible Web sites and public chat rooms.”

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Convicted Beverly librarian wants pension back

MyFoxBoston – “The former director of the Beverly Public Library who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography continues to fight for his public pension. Thomas Scully has appealed a district court’s judge’s order last month revoking his pension to a Superior Court judge. A hearing has not been scheduled.

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Drink, drug and porn users logged at library

What a headline.

Here’s more

“One sleeping man was so hard to move that three police community support officers had to be called out to remove him.

Discarded needles, porn-surfing PC users and unusual outbreaks of flea bites were also recorded. And the toilets were regularly the scene of problems.

One report states: “Cubicle littered with cigarette ash and butts and empty cider bottles.”

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Porn-surfing homeless man charged with threatening to blow up Portsmouth library

Fosters – “Police have arrested a homeless man who allegedly threatened to blow up the public library earlier this month after he was thrown out for “surfing porn” there. Shaun Cadorette, 23, with no fixed address, is facing disorderly conduct and criminal threatening charges as a result of a local police investigation of an incident at the library on April 7.”

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Man accused of downloading child porn at Lake Oswego library

Oregonlive – “A 25-year-old man has been charged with downloading illegal child pornography from the Internet at the Lake Oswego Public Library.”

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British man prosecuted for publishing “obscene” story online

Geeks Are Sexy – “In a test case which could have severe ramifications for free speech on the internet, a 35 year old man is being prosecuted under British obscenity laws for a story he allegedly wrote and published on the internet.”

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Porn issue ancillary – it shouldn’t decide vote on library bond

GilroyDispatch – “Fellow Dispatch Columnists Cynthia Walker and Lisa Pampuch are debating the upcoming library bond and Walker’s reasons, as Pampuch sees it, for voting no on Measure F. The debate has coagulated into the issue of bond support based on restricted access to pornography by minor patrons of the library.”

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Librarian Not Fired For Porn Report

KQCA – “Tulare County officials said they fired a library aide for poor performance, not because she reported that a man was using a library computer to view child pornography.”

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