Mom challenges Internet porn at Seattle library

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle woman is challenging the Seattle Public Library's policy of allowing some of its computers to be used for viewing Internet pornography.

Julie Howe says her 10-year-old daughter was disturbed after looking over the shoulder of a man Jan. 22 as he watched pornography at the Lake City branch.

She complained to a librarian who was sympathetic but told her the library doesn't censor information.

A library spokeswoman, Andra Addison, told The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/k2eOIC ) it "believes in the right of each individual to have access to constitutionally protected material."

She says the library does filter computers in the children's section and is considering ways to deal with inadvertent viewing at other terminals.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com