Monday, May 02, 2005

Protect Reader (and Writer) Privacy

As some of you may know, part of the PATRIOT Act (Section 215, to be precise) allows the government to monitor your bookstore purchases and library borrowing habits without even telling you.

You don't even need to be a suspected terrorist--all the FBI has to do is claim that their search is connected with a terrorism investigation, and the judge must grant the search order. No appeals or court reviews are allowed.

The Campaign for Reader Privacy is an organization fighting for the repeal of this section when it comes up for renewal in December. They have more information, a petition, and a suggested letter to your Senators/Representative.

Because when the government turns your life upside down investigating you, even by mistake, they tend not to clean up after themselves.


This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

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