May 12, 2021

Canada: Regina Libraries Won’t Censor Internet Use, Including Porn

From CKOM Radio:

Darryl Lucke is with the Regina Public Library board. He said they don’t block or filter pornography from their computers. Lucke said one of the reasons is that it can be hard to define what pornography is.

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Lucke said they have no policy when it comes to pornography.

“We just have a policy on internet use which says you should be able to use the internet to do whatever you see fit, as long as it doesn’t interfere with other patrons, there’s really nothing prohibiting what you do on the internet.”

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If there’s a problem with what’s being viewed, Lucke said the person can be offered a privacy screen, they can be asked to come back later, and if the problem persists, then the computer session can be stopped.

“But terminating someone’s right to information is a very, very last resort.”

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See Also: Regina Public Library Internet Usage Policy

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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