ERIC Number: EJ529779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Liability Issues and the Internet. Part 2: Internet Access.
Uhler, Scott F.; Weiss, Philippe R.
Illinois Libraries, v78 n3 p117-19 Sum 1996
With the 1996 defeat of the Communications Decency Act, under which providing offensive material on computer systems accessible to children would have become a felony, no legal guidelines exist for library use of the Internet. Libraries can avoid becoming the center of an Internet controversy by encouraging parental involvement; by protecting confidentiality; and by having firm, clear policies. (PEN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Child Welfare, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Confidentiality, Conflict, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Information Systems, Internet, Legal Responsibility, Library Policy, Parent Participation, Pornography, Social Responsibility, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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