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    greenearth

    Nearly all computers in use at state colleges are owned by the state. As I recall, there was a case in Virginia where the state passed a law prohibiting "obscenity" on state-owned computers. A professor at a state-college filed suit because it interfered with academic freedom and prevented him from engaging in research. When I was in college I ran a small computer lab and there was at least one occasion where a student used a computer (owned by the state!) to access porn for academic reasons - it is a totally legitimate argument.

    Howard Dean has a posse (buy my t-shirts so I can afford YearlyKos!)

    by Jett on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 08:59:54 AM PDT

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    •  Take, for example, Gannon/Guckert (3+ / 0-)
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      Shapeshifter, Fabian, greenearth

      Sometimes research takes you in unexpected directions, too.  The prime example is the investigation into the journalistic background of WH press corp stooge Jeff Gannon, who turned out to be a male prostitute advertising his services on various internet sites.  Maybe you shouldn't be researching Gannon/Guckert at work, but then again, maybe your work involves obtaining background info on companies and individuals, and who knows where that will lead - you don't have the full story if you can't access the full web.

      -5.88, -6.31 | "Reality has a well-known liberal bias."

      by milton333 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 10:34:55 AM PDT

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    •  college computers (2+ / 0-)
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      Shapeshifter, greenearth

      I work for the Community College system in Kentucky and they don't block anything, I know this because I work in a computer lab and students can and do look up anything including porn, but it's rather obvious when they're doing tha

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