CyberTimes, January 14, 1999

A California judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that a public library should be prohibited from offering its patrons open access to the Internet since minors could potentially access inappropriate material.

The case was brought against the city of Livermore, Calif., by the mother of a 12-year-old boy who, she claimed, was able to download pornography at one of the city's libraries.

The library defended its open access policy on the grounds that


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