We ask that the King County Library Board take immediate action to stop adults from openly watching pornography in our taxpayer funded libraries.
To accomplish this, the King County Library Board needs to adopt a new internet public use policy. This policy should disallow the removal of the Internet filter when requested by an adult library patron wishing to access usually blocked material. The current policy is to remove the Internet filter at the request of such an adult patron.
We suggest that the King County Library Board use the Internet Public Use Policy of the North Central Regional Library in eastern Washington as a model. In the Washington Supreme Court Case of Bradburn v. North Central Regional Library of 2010, the court ruled that the North Central Regional Library can choose which collections to display and does not have to remove their Internet filter. The North Central Library Internet policy blocks websites which include the following categories:I signed that petition. Here is my comment:
We would like to see the same content blocked in our libraries. Please help us send this message to our library board!
- Adult Materials
- Nudity and Risqué
- Child Abuse (Child Pornography)
- Image Search
- Video Search
That this petition is based on Bradburn v. NCRL (link) makes it very easy to sign as what's requested has already been proven in Washington state and federal courts to be perfectly legal. Well done. Here's more on that case: http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/2013/04/HowToFilterLibraryComputers.html
- "Mom Upset Her Young Daughter and Friend Saw Man at Library Viewing 'Porn' on Computer (link)," by Jamie Tompkins and Q13 Fox News Staff, Q13 Fox News KCPQ, 6 January 2015.
- "CarlsonCast: Library Porn Spurs Demands for Change in Snoqualmie, WA (link)," by John Carlson, Talk Radio 570 KVI, 7 January 2015.
- "Stop Pornography in Snoqualmie Ridge Library and All Public Places (link)," by Meg Barlament, Public Facebook Group, January 2015.
- "Libraries Need Not Expose Kids to Porn (link)," by Ernest Istook (author of the Children's Internet Protection Act), The Sacramento Bee, 27 February 2012
- "Library Leaves Pedophile Free to Molest Other Children; King County Library System Defrauds Taxpayers of $1,158,253 from CIPA Program; Media Investigation Needed," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 14 October 2010.
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