Jul 072009
 
 July 7, 2009  Posted by  Court, Online, U.S.

In the first legal challenge to Internet filtering practices enacted by relatively few libraries, the Washington Supreme Court is weighing whether the North Central Regional Library (NCRL), Wenatchee, can refuse to turn off filters at the request of adult patrons seeking constitutionally protected material.

At issue in Bradburn v. North Central Regional Library, which was the subject of an oral argument June 23 (see video linked below), are some knotty questions still facing libraries.

Read more on LibraryJournal.com.  The article provides a number of links and resources on the case, as well as a lot of background.  In addition, you may wish to read the  amicus brief (pdf) filed by EFF and CDT.

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