Cyberporn: The controversy

Joyce H-S Li

Abstract


This article examines the conflict that cyberporn raises between the mission of libraries, the rights of library patrons, and the law. In the first part of this essay, the terms "pornography", "obscenity", and "child pornography" are defined, followed by an exploration of the issues surrounding the availability of cyberporn on public accessible computers in libraries. The views of librarians on cyberporn are examined as well as legal and feminist perspectives.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v5i8.777



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