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The USA PATRIOT Act and Patron Privacy on
 Library Internet Terminals
   Library law consultant Mary Minow discusses the impact on
   libraries of the Uniting and Strengthening America by
   Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
   Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). There is a
   bibliography with links to online resources.
   Subjects: Privacy, Right of...
   Created by mg

 Libraries and the Patriot Legislation
   This collection of resources from the American Library
   Association (ALA), created "to offer guidance and
   suggestions how libraries should respond if law
   enforcement 'knocks at the door,'" contains a PowerPoint
   presentation, related ALA documents (including Guidelines
   for Librarians on the USA Patriot Act), and links to excerpts
   from the U.S. Justice Department's Searching and Seizing
   Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal
   Investigations. There are also analyses of the Act from
   other organizations.
   Subjects: Libraries...
   Created by lmr

 Library Records Post-Patriot Act (Federal Law)
   A chart to help librarians understand the USA PATRIOT Act.
   Identifies the types of allowable court orders for library
   records, categories of information that can be requested,
   and legal standards. Essential reading before the knock on
   the door. Created for the Law Library Resource Xchange
   (LLRX) by Mary Minow, an attorney and former librarian.
   Subjects: Privacy, Right of...
   Created by kgs

 Privacy and Library Records Update: USA Patriot
   Annotated links relating to the USA Patriot Act of 2001
   including the text of the law, United States Department of
   Justice guidelines, and general analysis. Features links to
   analysis pertinent to libraries from the American Library
   Association and the International Coalition of Library
   Consortia (ICOLC). Also provides information specific to
   university, college, and public libraries. This material
   accompanied Mary Minow's August 2002 Webcast.
   Subjects: Privacy, Right of...
   Created by slr

 USA Patriot Act Resolutions of State Library
   A browsable directory of resolutions about the USA
   PATRIOT Act from national, state, and local library
   associations. Includes related links and contact information
   for submitting additional resolutions. From the Office of
   Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association
   Subjects: Librarians -- United States...
   Created by kgs

 Justice Department Drafts Sweeping Expansion
 of Anti-Terrorism Act
   "The Bush Administration is preparing a bold,
   comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the
   wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the
   government broad, sweeping new powers to increase
   domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law
   enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease
   judicial review and public access to information." Not
   officially released, this draft, dated January 9, 2003, is
   titled Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. From the
   Center for Public Integrity (CPI).
   Subjects: National security -- United States...
   Created by dl

 Law Enforcement Enquiries: Guidelines for Staff
   Procedures for preparing library staff for "law enforcement
   visits," based on materials provided by the American
   Library Association. Addresses steps to take before the
   visit, and how to respond to subpoenas, search warrants,
   and search warrants issued under the Foreign Intelligence
   Surveillance Act (FISA), which was expanded through the
   USA PATRIOT Act. From the Colorado Association of
   Libraries. Opens directly into PDF file; Adobe Acrobat
   Reader required.
   Subjects: Library records...
   Created by kgs

 A Stake in Civil Liberties: The Bill of Rights
 Defense Committee (BORDC)
   This organization helps local community members "support
   repeal of parts of the USA PATRIOT Act and Executive
   Orders that infringe on Constitutional rights" by passing
   resolutions at the local government level. Includes
   planning tips, sample language, and a list of communities
   that have passed or are considering resolutions.
   Subjects: Civil rights...
   Created by kgs

 Freedom Illustrated: The Art of Civil Liberties
   This online gallery is provided by the American Civil
   Liberties Union to "present civil liberties issues online
   through the eyes of political cartoonists and other artists.
   This rotating feature will change periodically, and will cover
   breaking news on the full gamut of civil liberties issues."
   The gallery opened with an exhibit of cartoons critical of
   the United States Patriot Act.
   Subjects: Civil rights...
   Created by dl

 Resolution In Support of User Privacy and
 Freedom of Information in Libraries
   Text of the resolution passed by the California Library
   Association (CLA) in 2003 that in light of the USA PATRIOT
   Act condemns "any current and future legislation that
   erodes privacy, information access and Constitutional
   rights and opposes the use of governmental power to
   suppress the free and open exchange of information and
   Created by kgs

 Safe and Free in Times of Crisis
   "This special Web feature...tracks the ACLU's fight to stop
   the war on terrorism's growing infringement on our civil
   liberties." Includes fact sheets on the Patriot Act,
   pamphlets (including an excellent resource on national
   identification cards), press releases, related news, and
   more. The "Know Your Rights!" pamphlet is available in
   several languages.
   Subjects: Civil rights -- United States...
   Created by kgs


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