More than 1,300 are waiting to borrow a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
If you are looking for a copy of the steamy trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” don’t bother going to your local library. “Nobody in the county has it on their shelf,” said Sandra Collins, Executive Director of Northland Public Library in McCandless. Public libraries in several states have banned to books, saying they are either too sexually explicit, or too poorly written. In Fond du Lac, Wis., the library did not order any copies, saying the books did not meet the standards of the community. In Georgia the Gwinnett County Public Library, near Atlanta, declined to make the books available in its 15 branches, saying that the trilogy’s graphic writing violated its no-erotica policy reported the New York Times. But that’s the not case here…
Wikipedia is 'blacking out,' today, while Google has blacked out its moniker on the popular site.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In protest of a proposed federal law, many popular websites, including Wikipedia, are "blacking out" today to raise awareness. The House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect IP (intellectual property) Act (PIPA), are bills meant to stop copyright violations, but critics argue it goes too far and may interfere with free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment and "threaten the basic functioning of the Internet," according to the Huffington Post. Patch, AOL and The Huffington Post are not participating in the 24-hour protests. "As written, we cannot support the bills. We believe an open Internet is critical for innovation, job creation, and the sustained growth of Internet businesses. We are in the process of …