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Friday, October 14, 2005

"Librarians and The War On Terror"
By Jonathan Crowhurst

In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11 2001,
George W. Bush signed into US law a piece of legislation which has
split library and information science (LIS) practitioners (and liberal opinion) - 'The Uniting and Strengthening of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism' or USA PATRIOT Act 2001.

The law also included a number of antiterrorism measures, but several provisions in the Patriot Act (as it became known) are seen by many as an attack on some of the fundamental rights enshrined in the US Constitution .

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