Monday, July 03, 2006

"The Man" v The Library and Civil Rights - some history

May 17, 2005: Librarian's brush with FBI shapes her view of the USA PATRIOT Act

June 21, 2005: FBI trawls libraries for terrorist readers

Nov. 6, 2005: Feds to library record-keeper: Tell no-one we told you to tell us everything

Jan. 25, 2006: Police demand library's computers; librarian demands a warrant first

Feb. 17, 2006: 'Homeland Security' cops announce in library: "Viewing internet pornography is forbidden"

Librarian in hot water for withholding patron records until police get subpoena - Bergen County [NJ] Record , June 22, 2006

FBI drops request for library computer records - By: Michael Hampton, Posted: June 28, 2006 4:14 am

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