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Internet filtering companies with religious affiliations in the context of Indiana public libraries

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel Radom (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to uphold the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2003, public libraries accepting federal E-rate funds have been required to install technology protection measures on computers with Internet access. Many libraries use Internet filters to fulfill this requirement. Using research by Nancy Willard, which disclosed affiliations between Internet filtering companies and religious organizations, it was found that at least 15.9% of Indiana public libraries used filters with connections to conservative religious groups in 2005. Ethical implications of this research are discussed and recommendations for balancing First Amendment rights with a financial need for CIPA compliance are included.

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Publication
Radom, R. (2007, September). Internet filtering companies with religious affiliations in the context of Indiana public libraries. LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 17(2). Retrieved from http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres17n2/Radom_2007_07_30_Ess%20&%20Op_final.pdf.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Computer networks--Law and legislation--United States, Internet--Censorship--Indiana, Internet and children--Indiana, Libraries and the Internet-- Indiana, Public libraries--Finance
Subjects
Internet -- Censorship -- Indiana
Libraries and the Internet -- Indiana
Internet and children -- Indiana
Computer networks -- Law and legislation -- United States
Public libraries -- Finance

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Radom, R. (2007, September). Internet filtering companies with religious affiliations in the context of Indiana public libraries. LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 17(2). Retrieved from http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres17n2/Radom_2007_07_30_Ess%20&%20Op_final.pdf.http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres17n2/Radom_2007_07_30_Ess%20&%20Op_final.pdfThe described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation of the related resource.