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Suppression of Speech by the United States Government: The Children's Internet Protection Act

Author(s): Lynn Sutton

Journal: MLA Forum
ISSN 1539-4123

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Children's Internet Protection Act | Censorship

Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship. Passage of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is seen by librarians as a threat to their patrons' freedom to receive information. The author documents recent legal precedents and explores the controversies involved in this complex issue.
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