I probably should have mentioned in the title that my post yesterday was discussing DOPA. It’s certainly been a topic today, here are just the posts that I saw in my aggegator today.
- Walt Crawford is normally fairly apolitical but even he sees that this is “a thoroughly bad idea”
- Michael Stephens, also not an aggresively political guy links to David King’s image and a longer post at ALA Techsource about the Flickr fear that is making some people lash out at libraries that use Flickr.
- Sarah Houghton makes a short list of the people who voted against DOPA (not even MY rep? damn!) and discusses what she thinks this means for the future of E-Rate.
- Alane Wilson at It’s All Good calls it “a disaster” and notes what it could mean for Open WorldCat
- Marshall Kirkpatrick at TechCrunch describes the one-sidedness of the vote as “shocking” and points to a few more sources for learning about DOPA.
- David King, also not mister superpolitical calls the law scary and says we need to think about how this is going to impact your library’s digital services.
- ALA issued a “we’re disappointed” statement that is good but doesn’t mention the resolution passed by Council supporting social software applications (that I can’t find because it’s not on the damned site yet. update: Rory posted it here.). I am very worried that after their expensive CIPA defeat they may not fight DOPA as hard as they might have.
- Joshua Neff discusses someone putting porn in his library group on Flickr and how self-monitoring seems to mostly work for this sort of thing.
- The AASL weblog talks about how DOPA will impact school libraries.
- Emily Alling talks about how this bill is about way more than MySpace.
And then there’s the blogads on Technorati which just say “Looking for Dopa? Find exactly what you want today.” Har har.