THE LIBRARY PRIVACY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 455 of 1982
397.606 Restriction of internet access to minors; immunity from liability; exceptions.
(1) If a library offers use of the internet or a computer, computer program, computer network, or computer system to the public, the governing body of that library shall adopt and require enforcement of a policy that restricts access to minors by providing the use of the internet or a computer, computer program, computer network, or computer system in 1 of the following ways:
(a) Both of the following:
(i) By making available, to individuals of any age, 1 or more terminals that are restricted from receiving obscene matter or sexually explicit matter that is harmful to minors.
(ii) By reserving, to individuals 18 years of age or older or minors who are accompanied by their parent or guardian, 1 or more terminals that are not restricted from receiving any material.
(b) By utilizing a system or method that is designed to prevent a minor from viewing obscene matter or sexually explicit matter that is harmful to minors.
(2) A governing body of a library, member of a governing body of a library, library, or an agent or employee of a governing body of a library or library, is immune from liability in a civil action as provided in section 7 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 691.1407.
(3) This section does not apply to a library established by a community college district, a college or university, or a private library open to the public.
History: Add. 1999, Act 37, Eff. Aug. 1, 1999
Am. 2000, Act 212, Eff. Oct. 1, 2000
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