"News" piece on federal funding that ensures essential telecommunications access
"News" piece on federal funding that ensures essential telecommunications access for almost all of Maine's schools and public libraries, which is up for renewal. This year, the federal Children's Internet Protection Act requires schools and libraries to block pornographic Internet visuals on all computers in order to qualify for funding. But Edna Comstock of the Maine State Library says no filtering software exists that recognizes images instead of text, and even it did, there are related First Amendment issues currently be challenged in the courts by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Maine Library Association was the first plaintiff to sign on with the ACLU's case.
Free speech, Internet (Computer network)
Haskell, Meg, ""News" piece on federal funding that ensures essential telecommunications access" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5410.
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