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Filtering by public libraries increases to 65%
posted by scubacuda on Monday January 17, @11:54PM
from the dept.
Censorship David Burt writes "The first survey numbers for public library compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) were just published in Library Journal’s Annual Budget Report, which surveyed 424 public libraries. Unfortunately, this isn’t available on-line yet, but I got it through Lexis/Nexis. Here is the relevant excerpt:
“As for the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which ties receipt of E-rate discounts to filtering the Internet, 59.5% of respondents said they complied. A slightly larger percentage (65%) said they filter at least some Internet terminals. It was predicted that smaller libraries might not choose to comply with CIPA, given the limited savings; also, it is believed people in smaller, close-knit communities are less likely to flout rules of acceptable Internet usage. Indeed, only 44% of the smallest libraries (serving fewer than 10,000 people) filter any terminals, while more than three-quarters of libraries serving more than 100,000 people filter. Of those responding, 62% apply for E-rate discounts. Some 85% of libraries serving more than 500,000 people apply for discounts.” Budget Report 2005, Library Journal, January 15, 2005

CIPA went into effect for public libraries in July, 2003. So you can see this resulted in a big jump from 43% to 65%. What’s also interesting here is that 59.5% say they “comply with CIPA” which should mean that 59.5% of public libraries are now filtering for ALL patrons, including staff as is required by CIPA."

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    same guy? (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @12:18AM (#1665)
    Is this the same David Burt [spectacle.org]?

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