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They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

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Censorship — 30 Movie, Literature and Performance Censorship Landmarks

1. Movie censorship began in 1894 when a peep show featured a belly dancer named Fatima. The show shocked audiences and the producer was forced to paint a white bar across the film to prevent the audience from seeing her

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Gay Censorship, Political Pressure Sparks Controversy at Smithsonian

Source: LGBT Weekly Recent pressure to remove a controversial art work from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” has sparked a debate concerning the over-arching issues of free expression and artistic censorship in

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BTjunkie Starts Proxy to Bypass Italian Blockade

Source: TorrentFreak – By Ernesto A few days ago an Italian court ordered all ISPs to block subscriber access to BTjunkie, leaving hundreds of thousands of Italians with the task of finding a new torrent site. Or perhaps not? Just

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US State Dept: Corruption, Censorship Plague Bulgaria

Source: Sofia News Agency – http://www.novinite.com and http://www.sofianewsagency.com Original Article Found Here Bulgaria is still plagued by chronic corruption and problems with free speech, according to the US Department of State‘s 2010 report on the state of human rights. The

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Tunisia Hosts Post-Revolutionary Art Exhibition (Video Report)

Source: PressTV

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Spiegel TV: “Kill Team” Documentary

Source: LeakSource / No More Censorship For months, the US Army kept the images compiled by the so-called “kill team” under lock and key out of fear it could result in a scandal even greater than Abu Ghraib. SPIEGEL TV

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Hindus Ask India’s New Film Censor Chair Leela Samson to Curb Vulgarity and Violence

Source: DailyIndia.com Nevada (US), April 02: Hindus have urged Leela Samson, the newly appointed chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India, to halt the unnecessary violence and vulgarity of Indian films. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in

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Copyright As Censorship: Filmmaker Gets Fair Use Clip Removed From Documentary Over Copyright Claim

Source: TechDirt Justin Levine points us to yet another example of copyright law being used (successfully, unfortunately) for censorship. Elaine Kim, a UC Berkeley professor, made a documentary called Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, which takes a critical look at how

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When Censors Attack: What Really Happened With “A Serbian Film,” “Turin Horse” and “Presumed Guilty”

Source: indieWIRE – By Daniel Loria and Bryce J. Renninger Censorship brought global headlines to three films this week. In Hungary, screenings of native son Béla Tarr’s “The Turin Horse” have been canceled. A Spanish festival director is under attack

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