Porn industry opposes effort to censor library computers

(27 November 2017) Reacting to reports of out-in-the-open porn viewing, public sex, drug use and theft at city libraries, a pair of City Council leaders is proposing to tighten the rules at these sanctuaries for children, the elderly and book nerds.

“I know that taxpayers in the city do not intend for their money to be spent so individuals can access lewd content in public libraries,” says Councilman David Ryu who, along with Councilwoman Nury Martinez, is proposing a crackdown on adult video viewing on library computers.

But Los Angeles–based XXX trade group the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), is not happy with the effort to filter content on library computers. The nonprofit argues that doing so could violate taxpayers’ First Amendment right to see what they want to see and read what they want to read.

LAWeekly has the full story by Denis Romero.