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Old 12-21-2009, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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That would be up to the child's parents, wouldn't it? Not a decision to be made by any other adult.

 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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So, in your opinion parents should write permission every time their child will have a class tour in the museum? Assuming they would know how old Greek or Italian statues looks like and why they (the parents) should be worried about? Or in your opinion exhibitions in public museum should be rated?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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There should be very little, if any, restriction on what is available in a public library. So yes, I think porn should be accessible on the computers. The library could install those screen covers that prevent viewing from off-angles.

I understand that some material should not be easily available to minors. That is why most libraries have an "adult" section and a "children's" section. The computers in the children's section could be internet-restricted. They are in my local library, which I think is a good one. It works well.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:27 AM
 
Location: California
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First off, there is a HUGE difference between nudity and poronography and the comparison to statues in a museum to online porn is laughable so just stop with that nonsense.

Second, I don't really know about the computer stuff. I DO know there are all sorts of viruses and computer bugs you can get while looking at porn and if the protections the library puts in place to protect their systems also blocks certain sites then I'm ok with that. I'm actually ok with the not having any porn available and I wouldn't life a finger to protect that particular "right" because libraries are not places to go and get your rocks off.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:33 AM
 
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Here is a link a found, I completely agree with the librarian in the video.

Porn only allowed at some public libraries - KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,KTN V.com,Action News .:. (http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10519616 - broken link)
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:36 AM
 
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First off, there is a HUGE difference between nudity and poronography and the comparison to statues in a museum to online porn is laughable so just stop with that nonsense.

Second, I don't really know about the computer stuff. I DO know there are all sorts of viruses and computer bugs you can get while looking at porn and if the protections the library puts in place to protect their systems also blocks certain sites then I'm ok with that. I'm actually ok with the not having any porn available and I wouldn't life a finger to protect that particular "right" because libraries are not places to go and get your rocks off.
The filters (if they exist) are easily defeatable.

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Old 12-21-2009, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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So, in your opinion parents should write permission every time their child will have a class tour in the museum? Assuming they would know how old Greek or Italian statues looks like and why they (the parents) should be worried about? Or in your opinion exhibitions in public museum should be rated?
Yes--if they get to go to a museum at all, they should have to get a parent's permission. What if the parent says NO? Should they take the child anyway?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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The filters (if they exist) are easily defeatable.

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Kids section should be supervised. If they try to go around restrictions, those kids should be banned from use of Internet in a Library. Simple as that.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:57 AM
 
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No porn in the library. Why so? to keep out all the creeps!!! You want your adult bookstore people making daily visits to the library? next you are going to start having hookers hanging out in front of the library. Your tax dollars hard at work
 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:05 AM
 
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No porn in the library. Why so? to keep out all the creeps!!! You want your adult bookstore people making daily visits to the library? next you are going to start having hookers hanging out in front of the library. Your tax dollars hard at work
Nope, porn should be completely legal at the library computers. I pay my taxes, and if I so chose, should be able to watch it there.
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