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Watching Porn in Libraries Deemed a Constitutional Right

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It may be forbidden on your iPhone, but NY public libraries have a more lenient stance on adult content.

The New York Post recently spoke with library officials about the creepy old men who frequent the computers at local branches to access the web's more lascivious content. Aside from taking up a computer station -- possibly two, depending on their technique -- it would seem that a guy cruising streaming video sites could easily become a legal matter or, at the very least, enough reason to kick the perv out.

Not so, say the officials. As it turns out, a little thing called the Constitution entitles adults from all walks of life to some virtual skin in the public libraries.

"Customers can watch whatever they want on the computer," Brooklyn Public Library spokeswoman Malika Granville told the Post. She explained that for New York City's 200+ branches, librarians may be able to shush anything above a whisper, but as long as the patron is over 17 and the content is legal, they have to turn a blind eye to the naughty Google Image Search. US law dictates that libraries must use filters to block illegal obscenity and child pornography, but the good ol' fashion porn is still open for the taking.

"In deference to the First Amendment protecting freedom of speech, the New York Public Library cannot prevent adult patrons from accessing adult content that is legal," said New York Public Library spokeswoman Angela Montefinise.

That's right, prudish library patrons. Don't tread on me.

Unless you're into that sorta thing.

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