Sites with information and commentary about the USA PATRIOT Act's effects on libraries and bookstores.
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ALA - USA Patriot Act Analyses
LibGuide for the effect of the Patriot Act on library use regarding intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, privacy and the freedom to read. From the American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom.
EPIC USA PATRIOT Act Page
Information overview and news updates from the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Five Technically Legal Signs for Your Library
PATRIOT Act awareness materials from librarian.net.
Librarians Heroes in War to Save Freedom
Commentary on "a battle to preserve Americans' freedoms." [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
The Readers' Rights Project
Information and resources on the Patriot Act and library surveillance. From the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics.
The USA PATRIOT Act and Patron Privacy on Library Internet Terminals
Annotated bibliography and review of research.
No, YOU Check THIS Out: Librarians Respond To The USA PATRIOT Act
Summary essay by Jessamyn West on librarians' response to the act. (September 09, 2004)
Why the Patriot Act Worries Booksellers
Opinion piece by the owner of the Harvard Book Store. [The Boston Globe] (October 08, 2003)
Comments a face-off between the American Library Association and Attorney General John Ashcroft. [New York Times Magazine] (September 28, 2003)
Librarians are on Front Lines Against Easier Access to Records
"The public library in Boulder, the home of the University of Colorado, has adopted one of the country's most aggressive policies to keep circulation records private." [The Boston Globe] (September 08, 2003)
Information article by Jessamyn West on the Patriot Act. (May 12, 2003)
Defending the Right Right to Read
Bookstores and libraries are taking steps to protect their clients from what they say is a dangerously snooping government. [ABC News] (April 24, 2003)
Librarians Use Shredder to Show Opposition to New F.B.I. Powers
Libraries destroy patron records to preserve privacy. [NY Times] (April 04, 2003)
Library Restrictions Borrow from Colonial-Era Abuses
Editorial comparing the colonial British suppression of media with the FBI's current powers to spy on readers. [USA Today] (March 04, 2003)
FBI's Reading List Worries Librarians
"At New York City's Queens Borough Public Library, director Gary Strong is an uneasy draftee on the front line of the war on terrorism." [USA Today] (December 16, 2002)
Librarians Receive Advice on Law and Reader Privacy
Report on a library teleconference about dealing with new legislation. [NY Times] (December 11, 2002)
Effects of the Patriot Act on Librarians
Slashdot article and discussion about the gag orders for FBI library investigations. (September 20, 2002)
Library Records Post-Patriot Act
A chart of changed legal authorities, by Law Library Resource Xchange. (September 16, 2002)
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