When FBI Calls, Librarians Can't Say 'Shhh' - Short report on the FBI seeking access to library patrons' records. [Sauk Valley Newspapers]
Big Brother at the Library - Reviews librarians' concerns with the gag order provision in the act. [Buffalo News]
USA Patriot Act: Librarians Keep Quiet - The ACLU is seeking a librarian willing to violate the act's gag order. [Newsweek]
The USA PATRIOT Act - Three librarians examine the act and how you librarians can protect patron privacy without breaking the law. [Library Journal]
Effects of the Patriot Act on Librarians - Slashdot article and discussion about the gag orders for FBI library investigations.
Library Records Post-Patriot Act - A chart of changed legal authorities, by Law Library Resource Xchange.
Big John Wants Your Reading List - Reviews the Patriot Act's rules for the FBI obtaining records from bookstores and libraries. [The Village Voice]
The USA PATRIOT Act and Patron Privacy on Library Internet Terminals - Questions and answers provided by a library law consultant for Law Library Resource Xchange.
Unpatriotic Acts: Government Snoops are Crowding Libraries and Liberties - Editorial against the Patriot Act's rules about library records. [Daytona Beach News-Journal]
FBI's Reading List Worries Librarians - "At New York City's Queens Borough Public Library, director Gary Strong is an uneasy draftee on the front line of the war on terrorism." [USA Today]
Librarians Receive Advice on Law and Reader Privacy - Report on a library teleconference about dealing with new legislation. [NY Times]
And Librarians get Recruited to Spy - Editorial on the Patriot Act's library provisions. [Detroit Free Press]
Privacy and Security: A Librarian's Dilemma - Editorial about library privacy laws. [San Francisco Chronicle]
ALA Council: Patriot Act a Danger - Report on a resolution passed against the act. [Library Journal]
USA Patriot Act Infiltrates Western - Information on the act and library records. [The Western Front]
Library Officials to Mull Privacy - Librarians' concerns about the Patriot Act and privacy. [The Valley Independent]
Librarians and Their Lawyers Scout Patriot Act's Privacy Rules - Review of issues. [New Jersey Law Journal]
'Patriot Act' Prompts Bookseller to Purge Files - A Vermont bookstore's method for ensuring customer records privacy. [The Times Argus Online]
The Patriot Act and the First Amendment - Statement of concern from the Freedom to Read Committee of the Association of American Publishers.
New Act Unpopular with Area Librarians - "Local library officials are concerned the new U.S. Patriot Act may infringe on library patrons' right to privacy." [Libertyville Review]
Libraries Fear Loss of Privacy as FBI Searches for Terrorists - "Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, librarians across America have been waging their own struggle against what they regard as an attack on sacred ground: government intrusion into their patrons reading records." [The Toledo Blade]
Libraries Seek Guidance on Patriot Act - Community discussion on the federal law. [Elk Grove Times]
Library Restrictions Borrow from Colonial-Era Abuses - Editorial comparing the colonial British suppression of media with the FBI's current powers to spy on readers. [USA Today]
Privacy Piracy: Warning Signs to be Posted at Libraries - "Signs to be posted at library branches in Santa Cruz County and on the library Web site will inform people that records of books and other materials borrowed from the library may be obtained by federal agents." [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
Librarians as FBI Extension Agents - Comments on the Patriot Act's Section 215. [CounterPunch]
Sanders Attempts to Soften USAPA - Information on Rep. Bernard Sanders proposed Freedom to Read Protection Act. [Brattleboro Reformer]
Feds Can Access Your Reading Lists - Addresses signs to advertise Patriot Act library provisions. [Portsmouth Herald]
The Readers' Rights Project - Information and resources on the Partiot Act and library surveillance. From the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics.
EPIC USA PATRIOT Act Page - Information overview and news updates from the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Libraries Warning Patrons: Federal Government may be Spying on You - Reviews warning signs at libraries about the Patriot Act. [Chicago Tribune]
USA PATRIOT Act - Information and resources from the American Library Association.
USA Patriot Act Resolutions of State Library Associations - List of actions taken by State Library Associations, from the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association.
Librarians Use Shredder to Show Opposition to New F.B.I. Powers - Libraries destroy patron records to preserve privacy. [NY Times]
Librarians Make Some Noise Over Patriot Act - "Concerns about privacy prompt some to warn patrons, destroy records of book and computer use." [Washington Post]
Libraries Learn how to Protect Patrons from Patriot Act - Report from a New Jersey Library Association about government laws and library privacy. [The Star-Ledger]
Defending the Right Right to Read - Bookstores and libraries are taking steps to protect their clients from what they say is a dangerously snooping government. [ABC News]
Checking What You Check Out - Librarians unite against government's new ability to peek at what you read. [Time Magazine]
CMU Librarians Going by the Book on PATRIOT Act - Report from the Carnegie Mellon University library on a new policy that will comply with the PATRIOT Act. [The Tartan Newspaper]
Library Patron Privacy and The USA Patriot Act - Annotated bibliography and review of research.
Librarians Heroes in War to Save Freedom - Commentary on "a battle to preserve Americans' freedoms." [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
PATRIOTS, ACT - Information article by Jessamyn West on the Patriot Act.
Pulling FBI's Nose Out of Your Books - Commentary by United States Representative Bernie Sanders, in favor of the Freedom to Read Protection Act. [Los Angeles Times]
Local Officials Defy the Patriot Act - Report on an ordinance that outlaws voluntary compliance with the Patriot Act passed in Arcata, California. [MSNBC]
Sara Paretsky: What's New - Transcript of a speech commenting on the Patriot Act's police powers.
Ashcroft Defends Search of Library Records - "Attorney General John Ashcroft defended the Justice Department's search of library records under the USA Patriot Act, telling lawmakers the process safeguards individual privacy." [Federal Computer Week]
Freedom to Read / Big Brother Out of Our Libraries - Opinion piece against the act, concluding that "we run the risk of letting the terrorists claim victory by allowing their attacks to chip away at our constitutional rights." [San Francisco Chronicle]
Literary Groups Decry Patriot Act as Invasion of Privacy - Report on resistance to the Patriot Act. [The Boston Globe]
Online NewsHour: Libraries and Liberties - Transcript of a report on libraries and the Patriot Act. [PBS]
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