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Fw: [GWL] Privacy for Readers

Thought some of you readers on this list might be interested in this.


> From: bbmackey <bbmackey@prodigy.net>
> To: gardenwriters@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [GWL] Privacy for Readers
> Date: Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:37 PM
(snipped some GWL list only items)
> Many members of the US book industry are supporting legislation to
amend the
> USA Patriot Act.
> I do not want to start a discussion of this on GWL, but I want to
make the
> information available so that anyone interested in doing so can
sign the
> petition (or object to it) at the site, www.readerprivacy.org.
> Many nationally known organizations for writers, publishers,
> and libraries are in support of changes to the privacy act. The
> message was sent to me today by a fellow publisher, Gregg Wilhelm,
and I
> find it significant for garden writers. Even gardening and
horticulture can
> be controversial -- any discussion of medicinal plants or organic
> can be provocative.
> Here's the forwarded info, and there's more background on the
reader privacy
> website.
> With best wishes,
> Betty
> Betty Mackey, Publisher
> B. B. Mackey Books
> P. O. Box 475
> Wayne, PA 19087
> bbmackey@prodigy.net
> www.mackeybooks.com
> ----------------forwarded message---------------------
> More information at www.abffe.com and www.readerprivacy.org.
> From: Chris Finan [mailto:chris@abffe.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 1:07 PM
> Subject: Final draft of Patriot Act statement
> Thank you again for agreeing to sign the Book and Library Community
> Statement supporting legislation to amend the USA PATRIOT Act. 
> getting a tremendous response.  We have received endorsements from
> associations representing virtually every bookseller, librarian and
> in the United States as well as nearly 80 companies, including
Barnes &
> Noble, Borders, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Holtzbrinck
> Baker & Taylor and Ingram Book Group.
> The statement will be released on Tuesday when the American
> Booksellers Association, the American Library Association and PEN
> Center announce the launch of a Campaign for Reader Privacy.  The
> centerpiece of the campaign is a petition drive that is already
underway in
> hundreds of bookstores and libraries around the country.  We are
> collecting signatures on line through a new Web site,
> >From long and painful experience, we have learned that statements
> like this one sometimes contain mistakes--people who want to sign
on are
> inadvertently overlooked, their names are misspelled, etc.  We
don't want
> this to happen to you!  Please look at your listing on the
statement and let
> me know if there is a problem.  You don't need to contact me if
your listing
> is correct.
> The statement will remain open until tomorrow at 5 p.m.  We will
> send you the final list of signers next week along with the press
> announcing the Campaign for Reader Privacy.
> {ED: So, I assume you are free to contact Mr. Finan if you wish to
be listed
> therein; otherwise, I think the call to action is to get
> businesses, and associations to circulate printed petitions or add
> signatures on-line at www.readerprivacy.org.}
> Once again, thank you for your support.  It has been a wonderful
> boost for those who are working to restore the protections for the
> of bookstores and libraries.
> Chris
> Christopher Finan, president
> American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
> 139 Fulton St., Suite 302
> New York, NY 10038
> telephone (212) 587-4025
> fax (212) 587-2436
> www.abffe.com
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