July 21, 2011

Madison County, Alabama DOESN’T allow porn in libraries

Library porn prevention

By Margo Gray
July 20, 2011
Find original article here: http://www.waff.com/story/15119137/library-porn-prevention

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) –

Our local libraries are fed up and strongly advocate that porn will not be tolerated…period.

The good news, technology is helping local libraries to stop anyone from viewing porn before they have a lawsuit as on their hands.

The Madison County Library uses software to block graphic materials considered to be offensive or harmful to minors.

The system basically filters anything inappropriate for viewing.

This software is actually required in libraries by the children’s internet protection act to block graphic materials.

The Madison County Library has its own internet safety policy that went into effect back in 2002.

Before you can even log on to a computer you have to agree not view content prohibited in the policy.

If someone is brave enough to still view something they shouldn’t be, the system flags their computer and they are asked to leave.

Officials say the system is sensitive enough to catch everything.

Erica Ortiz, a spokesperson for The Madison County Library said “Most of the time, it’s something completely innocent and not related to a search that would cause a problem but every once in awhile you do have some who come in for the wrong reasons and we make sure that those are not able to be viewed.”

Find original article here: http://www.waff.com/story/15119137/library-porn-prevention

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