S.C. legislation would make libraries liable for online smut access


From the Nando

A Greenville lawmaker has filed a bill to make public
libraries criminally liable if they fail to keep children
from pornography on the Internet.

Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, said Wednesday his bill would
remove the legal protection libraries have under a 1991
state law that prohibits giving minors access to
pornography. Under Fair\'s bill, parents whose children are
exposed to pornography at the library could file an incident
report with a prosecutor, who would then decide whether to
bring an indictment, he said.

\"Since too many public libraries have been unwilling to
respond to legitimate concerns of the communities they
serve, libraries funded by those communities should not
enjoy special protection under the law,\" Fair said in a