Posts Tagged ‘librarians’

Alabama’s proposed law threatens librarians with jail for ‘obscene’ books

Alabama legislators, led by Rep. Arnold Mooney, have introduced a contentious bill, H.B. 385, that has librarians and free speech advocates up in arms. The proposed legislation seeks to extend criminal obscenity laws to public and school libraries, a move that critics argue could lead to the incarceration of librarians for the content of their […]

Librarians Are Finding Thousands Of Books No Longer Protected By Copyright Law

Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images On January 1, 2023, a swath of books, films, and songs entered the public domain. The public domain is not a place—it refers to all the creative works not protected by an intellectual property law like copyright.  Creative works may not have intellectual property protections for a number of […]

Louisiana Launches Tip Line to Accuse Librarians of ‘Sexualizing Children’

On Tuesday, the attorney general of Louisiana launched an online form encouraging residents of the state to report librarians who they suspect of stocking sexually explicit books—or anything else they might object to being seen by their kids. The reporting form was created as part of a failed investigation by Attorney General Jeff Landry that […]

Children’s Librarians to Host Founder of ‘Beginner’s Sex Store’ to Discuss Sex Education for Youth

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL) is hosting two events where sex-shop founder and activist Corey Silverberg will be discussing “sex education that centers justice” and “how sexuality and gender show up in public spaces.” The two

These 4 Nations Prove Decriminalization Works Better than Prohibition

Kristen Gwynne, The InfluenceWaking Times Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The Influence, and is reprinted here with permission. In 2012,  the presidents of Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico called for a United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, scheduled for 2019, to be reassigned an earlier date, given the […]

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