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Internet Filtering Software and its Effects

Sutton, Lynn

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Internet filters are computer software devices designed to limit, block, or restrict access to objectionable content. Internet filters have been mandated by a number of governments and government agencies. Filters are controversial because they sometimes incorrectly block legitimate material and sometimes fail to block objectionable material. While filter use is growing in libraries, librarians are divided on the effectiveness and desirability of filters for their users, being especially sensitive to the needs of the disadvantaged for information.
subject
access to information
Children's Internet Protection Act
digital divide
filtering software
filters
internet
internet filters
intellectual freedom
public libraries
school libraries
contributor
Sutton, Lynn (author)
date
2013-07-26T19:54:21Z (accessioned)
2013-07-26T19:54:21Z (available)
2009 (issued)
identifier
Sutton, Lynn. (2009). "Internet Filtering Software and Its Effects." In Marcia J. Bates & Mary Niles Maack, Eds., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. Available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1081/E-ELIS3-120044425#. (citation)
0-8493-9712-x (isbn)
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38650 (uri)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1081/E-ELIS3-120044425# (uri)
publisher
Taylor & Francis
source
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition
title
Internet Filtering Software and its Effects
type
Article

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