- "Porn Banned at Windsor Libraries; Online Gambling Access Also Banned," by CBC News, CBC News, 28 October 2011:
It's now official. The Windsor Public Library board of directors has passed the necessary policy to block online porn and gambling on library computers.
Councillor Al Maghnieh chairs the library board of directors and said the policy makes sense.
"This is a place family, seniors and kids use. We're encouraging teen zones and after school activities. It's just not the type of stuff we want in this place," Maghnieh said. "This is a place for social literacy, advancing yourself and being part of the community."
Maghnieh says he has heard from library users thanking him for taking action against porn websites.
Common sense, no?
This is another example of community standards, namely, that communities want public libraries to block porn. That's why the people recognize how lucky they are to have a library board that sets aside the usual "intellectual freedom" dogma, as evidenced by their taking time to thank the library board for blocking porn.
And it shows the library's "Acceptable Use Policy," which is typical, does not work, or else there would be no need for filters to block porn. I bet that policy will be amended soon.
Will your library board install filters to block porn? Contact me if you wish help making it happen. And don't fall for the "privacy screen" excuse. Remember, the community loves when the public libraries blocks porn, as this example shows:
- "Public Breaks Into Applause for Library Board that Unanimously Voted for Internet Filters to Stop Porn Viewing in Public Library," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 15 November 2009.
- "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Dean Marney Details How to Legally Remove Legal Porn from Public Library Computers and Advises that the ALA Relies on Outdated Dogma," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 15 November 2010.
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NOTE ADDED 10 NOVEMBER 2011:
The following is relevant, even directly addressing this Windsor matter:
- "The Great Canadian Porn Debate," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 7 November 2011.