BookFinder.com is in the process of joining the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), a book industry organization working on anti-censorship issues. Although we're technically not booksellers ourselves, we share many of the same concerns as other folks in the industry, and consider it important that we safeguard our users' right to read.
The ABFFE is currently involved in ensuring that those provisions of the USA Patriot Act that give the government the power to investigate Americans' reading habits not be abused. They've been trying to raise awareness of the issue, and recently filed a Freedom of Information request with the Justice Department to force it to disclose the extent to which these new powers have been used to monitor American bookstores, libraries, and newspapers.
Posted by Anirvan