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The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and the

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The primacy of place has been upheld to this day in Supreme Court decisions. In illiberal democracies, how a government censors often reflects the tension between projecting an image of democracy and ruthlessly suppressing dissent. Like educators, librarians feel the brunt of censorship from many directions. Hollywood film studios, music publishers and major broadcasters support the anti-piracy legislation, saying it aims to stop the piracy of copyrighted material over the internet on websites based outside the United States. "We’re talking about sites that are operated and dedicated to piracy and that are really preventing individual creators across the country from having an economic livelihood from their creative pursuits," says Sandra Aistars, executive director of the Copyright Alliance, whose members include the Motion Picture Association of America, NBCUniversal, Time Warner, Viacom, ASCAP and BMI.

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Nelson and Winnie Mandela: South African Leaders (Eyewitness

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This inconsistency raises questions regarding how and when official directives may be communicated to TOM–Online and Sina and the level of discretion with which the companies operate. Note: Major parts of these summaries were taken from an article by Rebecca Bowe at the SF Bay Guardian. 1. Sharing Catherine II's early belief in private publishing, Alexander I (r. 1801–1825) reinstated private presses, along with a preliminary censorship system. As the majority of tweets containing the phrase #StopIslam were not attacking much less even criticizing Islam, the body of the trending tweets do not constitute hate speech by Twitter’s definition.

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The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American

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Many professional educational organizations and individual school systems have articulated the principles that should ideally govern selection and retention of materials; they uniformly emphasize reliance on the expertise of professional educators in developing materials that will best serve the needs of students. As Marcelle Auclair very honestly said, after his death, she realized Lorca was leading a double life(32). The Supreme Court of the United States, after hearing arguments, lifted the injunctions, and publication proceeded.

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The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan (Studies of the

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On Thursday, de Maiziere specifically pointed to "hate mail, bomb-making instructions and other similar content," saying it wasn't "too much to ask" that offensive content was removed from the web "faster." You will not post off-topic discussion or derail threads. It is not allowed to exhibit pornographic or obscene works. 3. The bill gives government lawyers the power to go to court and obtain an injunction against any foreign website based on a generally single-sided presentation to a judge.

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Who's to Say What's Obscene?: Politics, Culture, and Comedy

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Racial slurs, in allegedly threatening to ignite antagonisms, were identified as an easy premise for censorship, never mind the historical context in which they were cited. He also advised ways to make displays for banned books week. Years later, despite all the persons efforts, the imbalance of links about the accident may affect personal and business relationships and unfairly paint a productive person who's really all about preventing drunk driving as a reckless drunk driver.

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Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition

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Moreover, the structure of the book is delightfully consistent with the principles of intellectual freedom in that it does not present a univocal declamation of moral rectitude but provides a multi-voiced discussion in which a valuing of the spirit of intellectual inquiry remains the paramount message. This article provides a broad overview that explains these differences and the role that interest groups play in society. Here are just a sample of famous quotations denouncing book burning and what it represents: � "We all know that books burn, yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire.

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Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

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On the one hand, it's perfectly fine to not personally go there, it's in fact a right. Jillian York, the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, seemed frustrated by the company’s increasing use of the “country-withheld content” tool, judging by some of her comments on Twitter — and some critics of Tufekci’s stance on the issue have argued that the feature actually makes the problem worse by making it less obvious that censorship has occurred.

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Censorship in contemporary Russia

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Huang had spoken with the foreign press and posted information on his website about the plight of parents who had lost children in collapsed schools. [38] Shi Tao, a Chinese journalist, used his Yahoo! email account to send a message to a U. That last formulation might seem, at first glance to be the most reasonable, but it excludes the biggest current issue in terms of pornographic material: child pornography. Countries that haven't been classified are shown in gray.

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The Mayday Rampage

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We are a world filled with violence, sex, racism, etc. Try the suggestions below: List what you already know and questions you have about the topic and focus on those you find most interesting. To conserve fuel and save lives, the 55 miles-per-hour national speed limit should be restored. The technology can be applied to both public postings and private email. In the water-is-white map, a lot of small island countries are visible that are not visible in the water-is-blue map.

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Dark Matter: What's Science Got to Hide (Index on

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The technological characteristics of the Internet such as the immediacy and the interactive many-to-many communication have been placed high expectations in democratization. Sometimes, the programs are installed in the surfer's computers. Suggesting that hearing a hate preacher will, in and of itself, spur young people on to acts of terror both undermines personal responsibility and ignores the causes of Islamist extremism. These services are patrolled by your ISP or government agents. But the drumbeat for some sort of censorship is growing louder.

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